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French court orders Microsoft, Google to remove pirate search results

Pirate search results ordered to be removed from Microsoft, Google by French court (NASDAQ:MSFT, NASDAQ:GOOG)
| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:18 pm

Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have all been ordered by a French court to remove search results from 16 websites that host pirated materials. The case itself began in December 2011, with a handful of French organizations and groups that protect large companies like Paramount, and Sony.




Local ISPs are being ordered to "implement all appropriate means including blocking" of these pirate websites. Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, and ISPs have two weeks to remote or block the 16 websites in question, which the court found were in violation of copyright laws, as these websites are "dedicated or virtually dedicated to the distribution of audiovisual works without the consent of their creators."


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