Disney doesn’t like people infringing on their property, and they intend to do something about it.
TorrentFreak reports that Disney has received a patent for a search engine that identifies and ranks “search results and online advertisements based on authenticity“.
Disney believes search engine results should be heavily based on authenticity instead of popularity, eliminating popular torrent sites from results. This also involves official websites having priority over sites like Wikipedia.
Disney’s patent says their server would contain an authenticity index. “The authenticity metric values may indicate the relative authority of the web element with respect to a specific category, keyword, search term, phrase, context, filter, etc.“. Search results and and rankings would be based on the authenticity metric values.
The full patent is available here.
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