By Paul Pannone
A long and cumbersome legal battle against online piracy just got easier now that Google has taken a stance on the matter.
According to a New York Times story;
Google said that beginning next week its algorithms would take into account the number of valid copyright removal notices Web sites have received. Web sites with multiple, valid complaints about copyright infringement may appear lower in Google search results.
Steve Lang continues to work hard in search of his Happy Ending to online piracy and stolen property.
Online reaction was mostly positive although some remarks said the move is only for media copyright infringement. But everyone agreed it’s the first step in the right direction.
Retailer Justin Willison responded, “Google has removed a bunch of counterfeit products from “google shopping”. I often look up the items I have listed on our site slbshop.com and I’ve noticed quite a decline in “knockoff” Alfred Angelo & Liz fields products. Still some out there for pretty maids though. I guess vendors can report stores listed in the google marketplace (google shopping tab) and google will pull the items from their merchant center feeds.”
The wedding business now finds themselves at war with online pirates. Since an assembly of wedding gown manufacturers mobilized to fend off the assault in March progress continues to block Chinese abusers. An organization created and headed by Steve Lang follows the path created by other major organizations that have slowly but surly closed loopholes in the wild west called the internet.
This month a lawsuit filed in New York by the American Bridal & Prom Industry Association put Lang and his team in the real game and has reportedly caused some abusers to throw up their hands and surrender. eWedNewz continues to investigate the story.
Reaction to the Google decision from Lang was nothing short of gleeful, knowing the world’s number one search engine will have a positive impact in the fight.
“This is all part of a process and steps that needed to be taken; to have sat around and hoped for a happy ending would not have happened,” according to Lang.
Do you think the wedding business has a chance of stopping online piracy?
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