O.K. I admit that this update probably wont effect your life of mine very much but it is very interesting to see how Google is handling the challenges of illegal sites and operations online. This week, Google rolled out an update that has been called Pirate. The point of this update is to drop the torrent sites from the search results.
If you don’t know, torrents are a way to download music, books, movies etc very quickly. Basically, the file is stored on many computers and little bits of data are pulled from many locations. In this manor it is next to impossible to stop and find the people that are sharing the files. This of course is a problem for publishers of all kinds as their content is getting stolen.
Search Engine land did a nice article about the Pirate Update and you can read it here.