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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 14, 2017

Google banning torrent websites doesn't make any sense!

Almost every publication out there is writing that Google is likely to ban torrent websites starting June 1. To me, this did not make any sense at all. Tell me just one torrent user who actually goes to Google to search for torrents? If you ever wanted to download anything, would you not just type your favorite torrent website in browser and use their own search engine to find the exact download? Google banning torrent websites doesn't make any sense!

I think there are other ways search engines can fight with the torrent sites. For once, downloading a torrent isn't illegal. What's illegal is that you download something that is NOT meant to be downloaded without the permission of its creator - like a movie that's meant to be seen in the cinema hall.

Perhaps, Google could simply ban the download of files that are known to be IP protected. I however doubt Google will actually go that way.

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