Court Orders Google, Microsoft & Yahoo to Make Pirate Sites Disappear

Posted by HardOCP News 7:59 AM (CST)

Friday November 29, 2013

I'm not sure how the French courts think this is going to work. Enforcing this is going to be a nightmare. Pirate sites pop up like weeds, change domains in a blink of any eye and even move servers to other countries if need be.

While its common for search engines to receive DMCA takedown requests for specific URLs, events in France have taken things to a whole new level. In order to protect the copyrights of film producers, the High Court of Paris has concluded a 2011 case by ordering Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to completely de-list 16 video streaming sites from their search results.