Guess its time to say good bye to your favourite torrents sites. Major search engines Google, Yahoo, and Bing allegedly decided to block torrents from their platforms.
Google, Yahoo and Bing executives met the entertainment industry in the UK facilitated by the British Intellectual Property office and the search giants are close to signing a deal to ban the torrent aggregators, reported torrentfreak.
Since the idea was last discussed in Parliament, Intellectual Property Office officials have chaired a further round table meeting between search engines and representatives of the creative industriesBaroness J.P. Buscombe, member of Digital Economy Bill committee
She also said that there are elements to be settled still, but the “key content of the code” has been agreed upon and an agreement should be “reached very soon”.
As per the reports on torrentfreak, UK wants the Bill to be effective from 1 June, 2017. Buscombe also said that the search engines involved in this work “have been very co-operative, making changes to their algorithms and processes, but also working bilaterally with creative industry representatives to explore the options for new interventions and how existing processes might be streamline”.
Although the discussions are only for UK, a success in the country could see other nations adopting similar strategies.