|Google to demote sites with valid copyright removal notices|
|By Thom Holwerda on 2012-08-10 20:46:11|
|"Starting next week, we will begin taking into account a new signal in our rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site. Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results. This ranking change should help users find legitimate, quality sources of content more easily - whether it's a song previewed on NPR's music website, a TV show on Hulu or new music streamed from Spotify." Wait, did I hear someone say the Google Play store needs content too? Joking aside, understandable move.|
|By umccullough on 2012-08-10 21:09:54|
So, does this mean Youtube will go down substantially in their ranking?... |
Will it by chance be weighted against the number of non-infringing pages on the same site?
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|By Moredhas on 2012-08-10 21:12:08|
|This is a great idea, providing they go to reasonable lengths to ensure a copyright infringement notice is "valid". What constitutes a valid infringement? Can Viacom just bomb a site into the ground with a thousand well formatted (and thus legally valid) infringement notices, or do they need to be investigated and deemed valid and accurate?|
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|By leech on 2012-08-10 22:08:22|
Personally I've switched to using DuckDuckGo in as much as possible. |
You know what would be nice? Instead of worrying about copyright infringing sites, how about they lower the rank of sites that have admitted to tampering with downloads, like cnet, or ones that the sites are outwardly unreadable due to the billion ads on it?
Wouldn't it be nice if there were some sort of 'vote if this site is crappy and you didn't actually find what you were searching for, but it had a white text on white background with a bunch of keywords (not that I've seen a site like that in a VERY long time).
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|By TechGeek on 2012-08-10 22:48:00|
|So your saying people carrying NASA material will be hit hard? How do you know a take down notice is actually valid? Will you demote companies providing false notices?|
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|By bassbeast on 2012-08-11 03:17:47|
I'll second the vote idea. I've gotten so tired of SEO spam junk on Google i'm actually using Bing now and while i don't care for the "did you know?" default page it is good for looking for reviews and hey! Free movie rentals for using it. |
I just don't see how this is gonna be in any way fair, after all we all know which site gets more takedowns than any other...YouTube. Anybody think they are gonna downrate their own site? I have to wonder if this is something the EU would get involved in as it does seem ripe for abuse. Any site owned by Google that gets takedowns gets ignored, everybody else gets buried.
This is why I miss the old days when all Google did was search, before all the other brands came along. As we've seen with the other big two, MSFT and Apple, its just too tempting to push your own products while hamstringing the other guy's stuff.
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|By chithanh on 2012-08-11 04:43:38|
YouTube uses the Content ID program to avoid DMCA takedown notices. This has recently been brought to public attention again through the blocking of the NASA Curiosity video. |
Also I presume that the copyright removal notices that Google receives for their search are relevant, not those that YouTube receives.
So I presume that other video streaming sites which not cooperate with rights holders as well as YouTube will be punished more.
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|By Cool700Toys on 2012-08-11 05:28:25|
I do agree with Google on this one, but what is next? Writing in APA Format. There are also legal ways of writing believe it or not! |
Google basically created SEO it may end up being their undoing if they are not careful. Like I said I do agree with them on this one.
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|I feel old|
|By Yehppael on 2012-08-11 05:36:13|
|I feel old. I remember a time when you wanted to search something, you found it. You needed to read 3-4 pages worth of results, but you'd always find a lot of answers. Now ... if it isn't on the first page, then you need a better search query.|
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|By Sodapop on 2012-08-11 06:33:35|
When does a Search Engine, cease to be a Search Engine? |
A: When it's Google Search.
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|By quackalist on 2012-08-11 08:38:57|
|I vaguely remember when Google could be used without several pages of irrelevance to wade through.|
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