Google Ordered To Censor “torrent”, “rapidshare” And “megaupload” Search Terms In France

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Supreme Court of France has ordered Google to censor “torrent”, “rapidshare” and “megaupload” search terms in France. The court ruled that the Mountain View company couldn’t be held responsible for people’s decision to click through to sites containing illegal material. We are not sure why because Google has already been doing this for some time now – last year, in fact. SNEP chief David El Sayegh said:

This decision in principle is a first in France, which shows that search engines should participate in the regulation of the internet

On the other hand Google also stated that:

“Google Autocomplete algorithmically returns search queries that are a reflection of the search activity of all web users, Google takes online copyright very seriously, and we will keep working with content creators in order to help them reach new audiences online and protect against piracy.”

Source: The Register