August 22, 2014
October 20, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, October 20th, 2014, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49) released the following statement in support of Google’s new search-engine algorithm in the fight against pirated content.
“In an unprecedented step, Google has introduced new search engine capabilities to make sure that legal content is readily available to consumers and illegal, pirated content is further demoted in users’ results. This announcement represents a milestone in the private sector, as cooperation between technology companies and content creators help ensure that intellectual property is protected. Users will now be able to readily identify and access legal content like music and movies while avoiding pirated works from rogue sites in China and Russia.
“As the author of the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade (OPEN) Act, I am strongly encouraged by this voluntary private sector initiative to discourage piracy and look forward to the continued cooperation of all parties to protect intellectual content.”
A full breakdown of Google’s new search-engine algorithm can be read here.