Piracy crackdown: Google gets tough on free film and tv streaming online

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When the company receives a takedown notice, it will check whether the offending website uses Google ads. If it does, these will be automatically disabled. Searches where the reported URL is revealed will also be stripped of all adverts, Google has revealed.

This is all designed to cause financial hardship to those making money from distributing free film streaming and boxsets.

The latest revelation about the measures that Google takes to halt piracy comes amid a number of other anti-piracy updates. In the UK, a recent High Court order has forced all major broadband companies to automatically block a popular illicit streaming website. BT, EE, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Plusnet will all block cloud-storage service Mixdrop, which is being used to distribute movies and boxsets that should only be available on paid-for services.

Published at Sun, 27 Feb 2022 08:31:00 +0000

Piracy crackdown: Google gets tough on free film and tv streaming online