Reminder: Google Is An MP3 Search Engine Too
from the as-if-you-didn't-know-that dept
We’ve pointed out many times in the past that the various Torrent tracker sites out there that the entertainment industry is suing are not particularly different than Google. All of them are search engines and can find unauthorized music for you. Some entertainment industry defenders get upset by this argument pointing out that Google’s search isn’t just designed for such files, but that’s rather meaningless. A bunch of folks have been submitting a story from about a month ago (which is probably getting attention now because it made it to Digg’s front page) about how easy it is to find MP3s on Google with some basic querying. This isn’t new, and I doubt many people really needed this article to understand how to do this, but it does highlight the same point. If Google is equally as effective as various torrent trackers in finding unauthorized content, why aren’t the entertainment industry giants suing Google for the same thing?