Google & Microsoft have signed an agreement to take an action against those who are violating the search engine giant’s code of conduct by illegal downloads. The teaming will make sure that the websites which contain pirated, illegal and fake data are completely blocked from Google’s database.
The anti-piracy program will be based on a new code, financed by Britain’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO), which is expected to run across the world on Google by the middle of this year. Thus those websites which do not have legal or original content will not be featured on the first page of Google and Bing.
Jo Johnson, the minister for universities, science, research and innovation in UK, said:
“The search engines’ relationships with our world leading creative industries need to be collaborative. It is essential that (consumers) are presented with links to legitimate websites and services, not provided with links to pirate sites.”
Google’s spokesperson on the issue said:
“Google has been an active partner for many years in the fight against piracy online. We remain committed to tackling this issue and look forward to further partnership with rights holders.”