It’s interesting that the Future of Music Coalition’s Google-sponsored Policy Summit does not mention anything about ADVERTISING!!!
Back in August Google announce it would push down search rankings for pirate sites. This was greeted with a lot of hoopla by both opponents and proponents of illegal piracy. But it now appears that this announcement was just newspeak from the GOOrwell Ministry of Truth.
Graham Henderson at Music Canada has just posted an article that puts Google’s claims into question. In the article Still Searching for Results in Google’s Wasteland of Illegal Sites and Takedown Notices Henderson details the emptiness of Google’s claims. A search for Carly Rae Jespersen’s Call Me Maybe results in zero legitimate music sites on the first page. The lone exception is the Google owned YouTube. It’s not till the second page of results that the 800lb gorilla of the digital retail, iTunes shows up! Not only does this illustrate the difficulties facing artists it illustrates how tough it is for…
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