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Google changes and Torrents

Is it likely that the - I suppose I should say "suggested" - changes
to Google search terms, specifically the removal of the word "torrent"
from the simple search terms, will affect Open Software availability?
Specifically the Libre Office obviously.

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Re: Google changes and Torrents

On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 12:48 AM, Mark Preston
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> Is it likely that the - I suppose I should say "suggested" - changes
> to Google search terms, specifically the removal of the word "torrent"
> from the simple search terms, will affect Open Software availability?
> Specifically the Libre Office obviously.
>

I am a bit confused by this? Has there been suggestion of Google
filtering legitimate and legal torrent files?
Can you provide a reference.

Michael Wheatland

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Re: Google changes and Torrents

The suggestion, apparently stated at a show recently by Google
staffers, is that "certain words associated with copyright breaqking
on the internet" will be removed from the quick-searching terms that
the updated version of Google pops up for you. It was said to be
because of the new digital copyright protection regulations mainly in
the USA but to a lesser extent also in Europe and the example they
used was the word "torrent".

It was reported in several magazines, including Linux User and
Developer and PC Pro recently. Both said that Google would continue to
return results if the word was typed into the search engine but that
it will not be used for the search hints list or quick search features.

On 24/12/2010 15:47, Michael Wheatland wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 12:48 AM, Mark Preston
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Is it likely that the - I suppose I should say "suggested" - changes
>> to Google search terms, specifically the removal of the word "torrent"
>> from the simple search terms, will affect Open Software availability?
>> Specifically the Libre Office obviously.
>>
>
> I am a bit confused by this? Has there been suggestion of Google
> filtering legitimate and legal torrent files?
> Can you provide a reference.
>
> Michael Wheatland
>

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Re: Google changes and Torrents

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On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 12:18 AM, Mark Preston
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> Is it likely that the - I suppose I should say "suggested" - changes
> to Google search terms, specifically the removal of the word "torrent"
> from the simple search terms, will affect Open Software availability?
> Specifically the Libre Office obviously.
I am not sure of recent changes on google search engine but there is a
torrent search service (beta) provided by Google.

http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=003849996876419856805:erhhdbygrma

As mentioned by Mark Preston, removing words from quick search feature
would not affect website's ranking so we don't have to worry about it.



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Re: Google changes and Torrents

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Nguyen Vu Hung <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 12:18 AM, Mark Preston
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Is it likely that the - I suppose I should say "suggested" - changes
>> to Google search terms, specifically the removal of the word "torrent"
>> from the simple search terms, will affect Open Software availability?
>> Specifically the Libre Office obviously.
> I am not sure of recent changes on google search engine but there is a
> torrent search service (beta) provided by Google.
>
> http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=003849996876419856805:erhhdbygrma

To be clear, this is a custom search engine, created by an end user,
powered by Google, not created by Google.

The same can be done for LibreOffice:
http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=008699344030617938202:sue51qa0b1o

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