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TJR

Zach writes: "If a user searches Katy Perry – California Girls Free Download, iTunes is not the best result for this release and shouldn’t rank as such".

I beg to differ: If someone is searching for a free download of Kathy Perry California Girls, they are clearly looking for a way to get around paying for it. IE: illegally download it.

They should be directed to a website that is legal like iTunes of Amazon mp3 etc.

David

You say that 'blanket censoring a website is a bit draconian'. Maybe you are unaware that Google routinely does this for sites where a 'large fraction' of material is deemed (by Google) to be 'spam'. See https://www.google.com/insidesearch/howsearchworks/fighting-spam.html Do you have a problem with that?

snfubar

How about Google demote each of these Top 200,000 sites one page deep into search for every 1,000 DMCA notices they get per month... simple, easy, effective.

http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/copyright/domains/?r=all-time

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