Last year, one of the best and largest torrent websites, the Kickass Torrents was brought down silently. The owner of Kickass torrents got arrested for pirating contents. The decision brought peace to some content creators momentarily.
Once again, Google decides to take down piracy with strict hands. It seems like the torrent websites will have to struggle in 2017 as well. A lot of torrent sites were banned last year. Most of them are up and running now.
But since Google has decided to take down torrent sites, it is not sure for how long the remaining torrent sites will be available. Google decided to ban the torrent sites from its search directory. Thus, making it impossible for users to find the torrent sites.
What Google plans to do to ban torrent websites?
According to reports, Google is already working with other search engines on an agreement. In the accord, the tech giants will eventually drop all the torrent sites from their search. This new rule will be implemented from 1st June 2017. They will put a new code that will remove all the torrent search results from the search engines.
In the past also, the search engines blocked torrent sites in this way. But the process was not helpful. The torrent websites had to merely change the domain names to come up back online again. And this is why the search giants had to face many copyright infringement requests from both the torrent websites owners and firms of content creators.
The other search engines like Bing and Yahoo are also in this plan. The torrent websites know how to play around with Google’s tactics. It enables those websites to get so much popularity and traffic.Baroness Buscombe told Torrent Freak, [quotes quotes_style=”bquotes” quotes_pos=”center”]The search engines involved in this work have been very co-operative, making changes to their algorithms and processes, but also working bilaterally with creative industry representatives to explore the options for new interventions, and how existing processes might be streamlined.[/quotes] The changes are now expected only in the UK. The Internet is an interconnected world, and this is why it will see a mass global effect after the ban. There are meetings in place with Hollywood representatives along with Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Will the ban on torrent websites work?
Google cannot take down any site. It can merely remove a site’s link from its search directory. Users can still search for their favorite websites from the URLs. The new entrants in this field who merely depend on Google will face the problem. Let’s see how the scenario turns out to be.