Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Jan 2011 20:15 UTC
Google It seems like the content industry has managed to score another hit in its 'fight' against piracy, and this time, it's a big fish. Announced a few weeks ago already, Google has started censoring its auto-complete and instant features for an arbitrary set of search terms - such as 'bittorrent', 'torrent', 'rapidshare', and any terms derived from those (e.g. 'ubuntu torrent' is censored as well).
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B!tt0rrent
by pmac on Fri 28th Jan 2011 18:00 UTC
pmac
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2009-07-08

Bittorrent will just become b!tt0rrent etc., if this is a sign of things to come. It's really pointless. If they censor words, the words will evolve. That doesn't change the fact that to censor in the first place is outrageous.

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