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(Torrent Freak)   French court orders Google to censor words like 'torrent' and 'Rapidshare' from autocomplete, thereby inconveniencing millions of pirates for up to 0.3 seconds   (torrentfreak.com) divider line 35
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2012-07-19 11:39:49 AM
FTFA: "Early 2010 the French music industry group SNEP initiated legal action against Google in an attempt to force the search giant to filter certain terms from its "Instant" and "Autocomplete" features. "

So the search will still be completed right? Just auto complete will not happen...ok...

Are they drawing the conclusion that if I type "Metallica to" that "torrent" will be the first auto complete option and not "tour?" Do they REALLY think that turning off the auto complete for specific key words will have ANY lasting or noticeable affects on music piracy?

I guess I am not getting how shutting off auto complete on a few, specific key words will matter in any conceivable way. Poeple still know how to spell...
 
2012-07-19 01:11:36 PM
That's why I'm glad I live in America.
 
2012-07-19 01:14:11 PM

mainstreet62: That's why I'm glad I live in America.


Where legislation that would have granted broad, sweeping powers of internet censorship to a small group of people with no real oversight, tasked to protect the interests of large corporations was only narrowly defeated.
 
2012-07-19 01:18:42 PM
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2012-07-19 01:30:23 PM

natmar_76: mainstreet62: That's why I'm glad I live in America.

Where legislation that would have granted broad, sweeping powers of internet censorship to a small group of people with no real oversight, tasked to protect the interests of large corporations was only narrowly defeated.


But it was still defeated.
 
2012-07-19 01:37:59 PM
If you are downloading software for free on the internet, you are funding terrorism. It's that simple.
 
2012-07-19 01:54:55 PM

Mike_LowELL: If you are downloading software for free on the internet, you are funding terrorism. It's that simple.


But I'm only doing it so that I have money left over to give to Mexican drug lords!
 
2012-07-19 02:01:00 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Mike_LowELL: If you are downloading software for free on the internet, you are funding terrorism. It's that simple.

But I'm only doing it so that I have money left over to give to Mexican drug lords feed my children!


Someone should think of them...
 
2012-07-19 02:02:47 PM
Given this, the UK's "blocking" of TPB, and the EU's uproar over WinRT, I think that somehow the Europeans have found a way to have governments that are even more clueless with technology than that of the US.
 
2012-07-19 02:06:15 PM
Pizzeria Rapidshare Torrent disconsolate.
 
2012-07-19 02:12:28 PM
Trrnt

RS
 
2012-07-19 02:14:37 PM
So apparently google fails to prevent everything., according to the french court.
Rights and personal responsibility surrender.


Google indirectly facilitates ______________ by failing to filter these terms.
 
2012-07-19 02:22:43 PM
Now how will I ever search for the reliability of the Pontiac Torrent?
 
2012-07-19 02:30:08 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: natmar_76: mainstreet62: That's why I'm glad I live in America.

Where legislation that would have granted broad, sweeping powers of internet censorship to a small group of people with no real oversight, tasked to protect the interests of large corporations was only narrowly defeated.

But it was still defeated.


But only narrowly. And only temporarily.

And Megaupload was DMCA'd the very day after said legislation was defeated.
 
2012-07-19 02:31:03 PM
Cars torrent

Hamburger rapidshare
 
2012-07-19 02:33:23 PM

King Something: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: natmar_76: mainstreet62: That's why I'm glad I live in America.

Where legislation that would have granted broad, sweeping powers of internet censorship to a small group of people with no real oversight, tasked to protect the interests of large corporations was only narrowly defeated.

But it was still defeated.

But only narrowly. And only temporarily.

And Megaupload was DMCA'd the very day after said legislation was defeated.


Addendum: Megaupload was DMCA'd the very day after said legislation was defeated precisely because SOPA/PIPA was defeated.
 
2012-07-19 02:36:32 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: natmar_76: mainstreet62: That's why I'm glad I live in America.

Where legislation that would have granted broad, sweeping powers of internet censorship to a small group of people with no real oversight, tasked to protect the interests of large corporations was only narrowly defeated.

But it was still defeated.


It's only dormant. They got smacked down b/c of some of the language in the bill, but a few revisions here and there and it will come back.
 
2012-07-19 02:38:19 PM

Endive Wombat: Poeple still know how to spell...


clearly not.
 
2012-07-19 02:38:48 PM

Mike_LowELL: If you are downloading software for free on the internet, you are funding terrorism. It's that simple.


I saw an actual commercial regarding that the other night. A lady walks up to a sidewalk salesman and asks to buy a purse. As she hands him the money, the commercial cuts to a kid working in a sweatshop, then a couple of guys doing a drive-by. There was one other boogity-boogity part, but I can't remember it.

It ended by saying if you purchase counterfeit goods, you're supporting terrorism.
 
2012-07-19 02:46:20 PM
For the love all the pr0n on the internets, why the fark is Google responsible for keeping outdated business models profitable?
 
2012-07-19 02:48:46 PM

Whatthefark: Mike_LowELL: If you are downloading software for free on the internet, you are funding terrorism. It's that simple.

I saw an actual commercial regarding that the other night. A lady walks up to a sidewalk salesman and asks to buy a purse. As she hands him the money, the commercial cuts to a kid working in a sweatshop, then a couple of guys doing a drive-by. There was one other boogity-boogity part, but I can't remember it.

It ended by saying if you purchase counterfeit goods, you're supporting terrorism.



Pffft. NONcounterfit good are made in sweatshops as well.
 
2012-07-19 02:53:25 PM
Google does this in the US for Pr0n actress names.
google for Morena Baccarin will auto complete and give a ton of results.
google for Tera Patrick and google will act like you made up the word until it hit enter.
 
2012-07-19 02:58:56 PM

Whatthefark: Mike_LowELL: If you are downloading software for free on the internet, you are funding terrorism. It's that simple.

I saw an actual commercial regarding that the other night. A lady walks up to a sidewalk salesman and asks to buy a purse. As she hands him the money, the commercial cuts to a kid working in a sweatshop, then a couple of guys doing a drive-by. There was one other boogity-boogity part, but I can't remember it.

It ended by saying if you purchase counterfeit goods, you're supporting terrorism.


Link
 
2012-07-19 03:06:19 PM

opg4740: Google does this in the US for Pr0n actress names.
google for Morena Baccarin will auto complete and give a ton of results.
google for Tera Patrick and google will act like you made up the word until it hit enter.


Her?

NSFW
 
2012-07-19 03:22:50 PM
Google already removes torrent and .torrent from autocomplete. .3seconds.. yeah thats about right
 
2012-07-19 03:32:41 PM
Funny how it always autocompletes "surrender" though.
 
2012-07-19 04:39:27 PM
Good. It will make people smarter.
 
2012-07-19 05:10:08 PM

Endive Wombat: FTFA: "Early 2010 the French music industry group SNEP initiated legal action against Google in an attempt to force the search giant to filter certain terms from its "Instant" and "Autocomplete" features. "

So the search will still be completed right? Just auto complete will not happen...ok...

Are they drawing the conclusion that if I type "Metallica to" that "torrent" will be the first auto complete option and not "tour?" Do they REALLY think that turning off the auto complete for specific key words will have ANY lasting or noticeable affects on music piracy?

I guess I am not getting how shutting off auto complete on a few, specific key words will matter in any conceivable way. Poeple still know how to spell...


I think the argument is more that if you type in "Metallica" and nothing else, one of the auto-complete entries is "Metallica torrents". Or at least it was at some point. When I tested this out on Google Instant here in the US "torrent" didn't come up for any artist name until I'd typed in "torre" at the earliest. Maybe it only triggers for some artists and not others.

Regardless, if that's all that these French douchebags are complaining about, I really don't find that unreasonable. It's one thing if people are setting out to search for torrents, but if they're just trying to Google their favorite band it's a little weird to have a result pop up that kinda-sorta offers them the opportunity to pirate music.
 
2012-07-19 05:39:21 PM
Did Google not see that by caving into demands like this long ago, they'd have an endless stream of them? As long as it wasn't a large group of countries making a demand, they basically should have just shut off their service to that country until they ceased the demand. They acted like pussies in the beginning, and now they're going to be farked by pretty much anyone who wants to fark them.
 
2012-07-19 05:39:35 PM
Google facilitating piracy would be something like a window popping up and saying "How about you pirate this product instead of buying it" when you search for something. When it returns results for the keywords you enter it just means that the search engine is doing what it is supposed to do.
 
2012-07-19 07:16:04 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Google facilitating piracy would be something like a window popping up and saying "How about you pirate this product instead of buying it" when you search for something. When it returns results for the keywords you enter it just means that the search engine is doing what it is supposed to do.


Exactly, it makes as much sense as a bank suing a gps company for showing robbers how to get to the bank.

In all honesty though, I think lawsuits against copyright infringements are ridiculous. Libraries have been freely lending books for ages, now they also lend movies and music. It's fundamentally the same thing.
 
2012-07-19 09:56:08 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: insertsnarkyusername: Google facilitating piracy would be something like a window popping up and saying "How about you pirate this product instead of buying it" when you search for something. When it returns results for the keywords you enter it just means that the search engine is doing what it is supposed to do.

Exactly, it makes as much sense as a bank suing a gps company for showing robbers how to get to the bank.

In all honesty though, I think lawsuits against copyright infringements are ridiculous. Libraries have been freely lending books for ages, now they also lend movies and music. It's fundamentally the same thing.


Almost... When the physical media is shared, only one person enjoys it at a time. No so with rampant infringement.
 
2012-07-19 10:28:13 PM

BgJonson79: BraveNewCheneyWorld: insertsnarkyusername: Google facilitating piracy would be something like a window popping up and saying "How about you pirate this product instead of buying it" when you search for something. When it returns results for the keywords you enter it just means that the search engine is doing what it is supposed to do.

Exactly, it makes as much sense as a bank suing a gps company for showing robbers how to get to the bank.

In all honesty though, I think lawsuits against copyright infringements are ridiculous. Libraries have been freely lending books for ages, now they also lend movies and music. It's fundamentally the same thing.

Almost... When the physical media is shared, only one person enjoys it at a time. No so with rampant infringement.


Oh really?

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2012-07-20 07:26:47 AM

BgJonson79: Almost... When the physical media is shared, only one person enjoys it at a time. No so with rampant infringement.


That's the equivalent of bandwidth, besides I can go to the library, copy a song then let my friends make copies of that song. The only real difference is convince, but it's still inevitable.
 
2012-07-20 02:11:31 PM

Bukharin: Endive Wombat: Poeple still know how to spell...

clearly not.


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