Google Appeases Hollywood But Rankles Internet Freedom Watchers
I'm surprised Google actually agreed to modify their search algorithm due to outside pressure.
Google's nod to Hollywood with its decision to demote in its search results sites accused of copyright infringement raises questions about fairness and the ability of suspected violators to challenge the move.
The Motion Picture Association of America has praised the Internet search leader's announcement on Friday, while some advocates of Internet freedom have panned it or had a lukewarm response.
Every so often, Google changes its search algorithms and when it does everyone wonders how search results will change.
The company says that starting next week, sites with high numbers of removal notices for infringing copyright may appear lower in search results.