Record Companies Complain About Piracy in Google Search Results (Again)

Yes, the RIAA again made ​​the traditional fanfare related to piracy in results search in the pages of Google. The group that includes the largest American music recorders says – just feel the level – seeker’s efforts to reduce the amount of links to third-party material in the network are not satisfactory enough and still has much pirated content in the search engine index.

They go further: complain that virtual music stores do not appear with due prominence on search pages. “Whatever Google has done with their search algorithms to modify the position of the offending sites, does not seem to be working,” sputters the media release.

The American site Verge well remember that, from August last year, Google has taken a number of measures to reduce the presence of illegal content on the results. Updates in the algorithm are designed to prioritize qualified content. Since they put on the air a technology called Google Panda , for example, the search engine gives preference to analysis musical than the download links when Internet users search for the new album, say, Justin Bieber.

Still, even with Panda valuing copyright material, it is not enough for the RIAA.

Representatives of the group released an internally done study that tracked the results for albums and songs in the list of the most heard of the magazine Billboard, reference for this type of top 10. They complain in particular of “serial offenders”, areas that are targets several complaints filed properly with Google, with all the legal procedure involved. RIAA says that 98% of unclaimed sites keep popping up in the polls.

Also according to the calculations of the RIAA, services like iTunes, Amazon and Music (had never heard of this) “appears in the top ten results in little more than half of the research.” The sputters organization pirateiros sites biggest brand have eight times more likely to appear in prime time the internet.

Why the RIAA just sits on top of Google? Because we are talking about the largest search engine in the world, with over 90% of searches made in the United States. And why Google takes to respond to work even without being compelled by law? Because values ​​the good relationship with the record companies. They have attended both YouTube and the Google Play web store, which sells legal content for Android and other systems.