Google Appeases Hollywood But Rankles Internet Freedom Watchers
Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:29 AM
I am wondering the same thing myself; seems to me there is going to be a whole lot more self policing on Google's part, not just random website x's parts. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this should be interesting to watch take place.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:37 AM
Good for you. I think maybe I'll join you. This is outrageous. Google's rampant privacy violations, and now this. The hypocrisy of the MPAA and RIAA who completely control and bully artists and content distributors and who constantly throw their weight around, for them to whine about "stealing" and pretend they are some kind of altruists is beyond the pale. They only want music to circulate that makes them money. They CRUSH independent artists left and right. They are morons as well, all that free advertising down the drain.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:48 AM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:57 AM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:01 AM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:14 AM
Considering the majority of the sites that are high on the results listit spread more malware than porn sites now a days. Its a good move, you can always scroll down a few pages, which you usually have to to find a reliable source. This means nothing. Since most of the mpaa approved sites can't even fill out a top 10 list. This is just fluff to please people to get more content from them to services they own.
Plus if you are too lazy to scroll down half a page to find streaming and download sites that have what you want, your last sentence would fall under the saying "pot calling the kettle black.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:17 AM
I long for the days when a search actually led to fruition, instead of pages of paid results.
On top of being advertiser-centric, Google's incessent filtering has left me with a mere shadow of it's old self.
R.I.P Google, you are desitined for the software boneyard in the sky, along with AOL, and so many others.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:23 AM
Wow Google must be quaking in its boots because ChessikaZimmerman won't be using Google any more! Too bad Google probably couldn't give two hoots whether individual users stop using Google.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:33 AM
How is this selling out? Selling out would remove the searches entirely. Which they aren't. The "authorized" owners of the property would show up first. Netflix, amazon, youtube, crackle. You might make it half a page of scrolling before finding actual links for streaming and downloading. The mpaa is a bunch of idiots because its like google was their roomservice and three blood all over the wall, ran a lawn mower through the carpet, threw the furniture out the window, but left a mint on the pillow for the mpaa and the mpaa misses everything else and is over joyed at the mint on the pillow.
All of us who try to find a site that actual streams content are used to going five pages deep with some movies or tv shows. This adds a half page to it. So get over it. Hardly anything is changing in this new sky is falling point of view on this article. Google isn't removing sites from searches, they aren't censoring anything, they aren't even making it all that much more difficult to find sites. Its making your search time about 2ms longer. About the time it takes to flick your wheel button down.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:44 AM
They only want music to circulate that makes them money. They CRUSH independent artists left and right. They are morons as well, all that free advertising down the drain.
There is a solution that does not require supporting the big music industry, the beauty of the internet is that you really do get to put your money where your keyboard is, http://www.jamendo.com/en free music without breaking any laws, and you can support the artists you love by paying them, though in most cases not required; if indeed you're not just wanting something for nothing.