Google has had its hands full so to speak this year removing links to pages that infringe on copyrights. In the past year, the search engine giant removed links to more than 51 million pages, which is a significant increase from the last few years.
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The copyright industry as a whole has been trying to get Google to delist The Pirate Bay, which is one of the most popular BitTorrent sites. The Pirate Bay has been flagged repeatedly for offering up files for sharing that are protected by a copyright, like movies, music, etc.
Although Google has not yet delisted any sites, it did start to downgrade sites that are known for piracy violations. At this point it’s too early to tell if this is cutting down on the amount of piracy that goes on over the Internet.