Google’s latest search index update sees the company targetting web sites that are hosting material in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA). Essentially this aimed at penalising the search engine rankings of web sites hosting copyrighted video and music illegally.

Seems like a good move to protect the rights of artists. With Google’s share of the U.S. search engine market standing at 66.8 percent as of June this year we’ll have to wait to see how much impact it will have on the whole online piracy ‘industry’.

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