Music Industry Wants To Put 'Red Lights' In Google For Sites It Says Support Infringement
from the entitlement-much? dept
The recording industry’s massive sense of entitlement continues to spread. The latest is that PRS for Music, the organization that once sought license fees for playing music to horses in a stable, has suggested that Google start putting “traffic lights” in its search results, with red lights being used to indicate sites that the industry accuses of supporting copyright infringement. You can see what they think it should look like here:
The whole system is modeled on Google’s current practice of warning people about potential security problems with sites. Of course, that involves something that can be much more easily confirmed. In the meantime, I imagine that Google — who spends a ridiculous amount of time and effort to test any UI changes to its search results — is probably horrified by that graphic above.