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RIAA: Google Algorithm Does Nothing To Stop Piracy

  • Wired, Friday, February 22, 2013 2:32 PM

The Recording Industry Association of America believes Google's algorithm change to lower rankings of sites with high numbers of copyright-infringing removal notices has not helped to push the sites lower in the search query rankings. A study by the RIAA claims pirate sites are much more likely to appear in top search rankings than are legitimate music sites, reports Wired. Google announced an algorithm change in August. Wired speculated that the move would head off legislation.

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