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Google, Microsoft ordered to remove pirate sites from search results

30
Nov
2013

A French court on Thursday ordered Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo to remove from search results 16 websites that host pirated media, in a case started in December 2011 by various French organizations and groups that protect the interests of entertainment companies such as Paramount and Sony. Local ISPs including Orange, Free, Bouygues Telecom, SFR, Numericable and Darty Telecom are also ordered to “implement all appropriate means including blocking” these websites, TorrentFreak reports. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and ISPs have two weeks to remove or block the 16 websites, which the court found to be in violation of copyright laws, as they’re “dedicated or virtually dedicated to the distribution of audiovisual works without the consent of their creators.” The sites belong to

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