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Google filters websites based on copyright complaints

Google has announced that they are modifying the algorithms of its popular Internet search engine to prevent the appearance of web pages linked to contents that infringe copyright.

The updated search engine will take effect next week. Search results will generate lists that give priority to sites that offer legitimate products against those which have pirated contents. To do this, Google will consider the number of complaints received concerning copyright violations.

According to Vice President of Engineering at Google, Amit Singhal, the company received in the last 30 days piracy alerts related to more than 4.3 million URLs. “From now on we will use these data as an indicator in our rankings,” Singhal said. He added, however, that Google will not remove any pages from the website unless it receives a complaint from the owner of the rights to the pirated content.