The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, the Association of the Recording Industry of America (IFPI and RIAA, respectively, in the acronym in English) and musical interest groups are studying the possibility of filing a lawsuit against Google to prevent links to websites of file sharing are found in users’ search results.
Between August and December 2011, the IFPI claimed to have found a total of 460,000 infringing links, including blogs from the Blogger network. In addition, hundreds of these blogs would have been disabled at the request of the IFPI.
The record industry has been pushing this decision over the past few months. US law recently required Google and other search engines to remove links from their search results, suspected of violating the copyright of these companies. With the extinction of the SPA, RIAA and IFPI launched last month a Voluntary Code of Conduct to search engines, asking them to do this (remove pirated addresses from the search engine) willingly.
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