Last week, Google unveiled 'Hot Searches,' a look into the pulsing trends as expressed by tens of millions of users. The timing couldn't have been more perfect...
(Thanks to Trichordist for pointing this out.)
HansH Tuesday, June 19, 2012
So a lot of people are searching for The Pirate Bay. What's your point?
Miss Kristin Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Just a Fan Wednesday, June 20, 2012
maybe the point is
1. Google is indirectly aligned with pirates
2. File sharing/piracy is extremely widespread
3. If we could get companies like Google to be more responsible, piracy could be eradicated and the music business would return to the 1990s.
...or maybe not....
Casey Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Pirate Bay itself is not illegal and does not automatically mean piracy. Especially since this is just relating to google searches. The Pirate Bay is an excellent research topic and there are plenty of other reasons to google it without even going to the site.
I have torrented Fedora. And it wasn't illegal. Torrenting and file-sharing does not automatically mean piracy.
4c4delvr Thursday, June 21, 2012
But it usually does.
Visitor Thursday, June 21, 2012
"The Pirate Bay itself is not illegal" really? did you miss the trial and conviction? Two words... JAIL TIME.
Casey Friday, June 22, 2012
Those were people who ran it. They were found guilty of copyright infringment, but that doesn't simply make their company illegal. It doesn't make the Pirate Bay any more illegal to use than Youtube or Dropbox. Only when you use it for purposes that infringe on copyright is it illegal. If I went to the Pirate Bay right now and used it to download the latest version of Fedora, that would not be illegal. No infringement would take place. The Pirate Bay is really not different from a search engine. It all depends on what you use it for. You could get fired for using it at work, but you can get fired for using Facebook too.
Casey Friday, June 22, 2012
I didn't word that very well.
The point being that although the website may be guilty of copyright infringement, that doesn't make their users guilty of copyright infringement. I can go to the Pirate Bay right now, completely legally. As with Limewire, people seem to think that simply using the product is completely illegal. That is not the case. You can use it for legal purposes.
Visitor Saturday, June 23, 2012
So much for Google protecting its users from infected websites.
You can't visit the Pirate Bay without any antivirus software going crazy about its malware ads. Unless it is a cracked version (warez antivirus, hahahahahahaha....the irony!).
What is it - Google doesn't give a shit about its users, or Google doesn't want to take a malware site out of its search results?
Yes, I know, a scipt kiddie from Reddir/4chan who is also a "producer" will show up anytime to tell me that his Ubuntu dual boot is safe.