Google Alters Piracy Search Terms

Google Alters Piracy Search Terms

Google Alters Piracy Search Terms
Google
has implemented restrictions on piracy-associated terms that are displayed in its search engine results, eliminating "terms" such as torrent and company names such as RapidShare from its Autocomplete feature, which predicts and displays results before typing is completed. In a December 2010 statement on policy changes to combat piracy, the company said, "While it's hard to know for sure when search terms are being used to find infringing content, we'll do our best to prevent Autocomplete from displaying terms most frequently used for that purpose." (1/28)

Layoffs At UMG Canada
Following a report on layoffs at Universal Music Group North America, UMG Canada will cut 20 employees across its finance, IT and marketing departments, with plans to outsource responsibilities of the operations department, according to a Billboard.biz report. Among those let go was Sarah Scott, senior vice president of business affairs. (1/28)
 

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