Google Vows to Fight Copyright Infringers

August 14, 2012

Do you reuse articles or blog posts on your Web site or blogs to generate extra real estate content? If so, Google has a warning for you. 

Google announced that beginning this week the search engine will rank down Web sites accused of copyright infringement. Google says it will take into account the number of valid copyright removal notices it receives and rank pages in violation lower in their search results. 

“This ranking change should help users find legitimate, quality sources of content more easily,” Google writes. 

For those who are wrongfully targeted, Google says they won’t remove any pages from search results unless they receive a “valid copyright removal notice from the rights owner” and that those who feel their content has been wrongly removed can contact Google to get their content reinstated.  

Source: Google and “Google to Rank Down Alleged Copyright Infringers,” The Tech Report (Aug. 13, 2012)

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