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Google announced changes to its search engine in order to fight online piracy.

The music industry’s longtime frustration with illegal sites continuously appearing in Google search results is to be addressed with the changes to Google’s search engine.

Senior Joe Rodriguez said, “It is not fair to the music industry to illegally download all your music, but the reality is if those sites are out there, what’s to stop people from using them?”

The music trade group BPI made 43.3 million requests for Google to remove search results in 2013.

Google will suggest alternative websites such as Google Play, Spotify, and Soundcloud in order to help eliminate the use of illegal sites that violate entertainers’ rights to their music.

Senior Erica Aldenese said, “Many of the legal alternative music sites require Wi-Fi in order to play music, making the sites that are illegal more popular just by their convenience.”

If legal sites want to at the top of the search results, they have to pay to be seen there, creating controversy over Google’s intentions to truly eliminate piracy.

According to BBC, a spokesman for the entertainment industry said, “There should be no cost when it comes to serving consumers with results for legal services.”

Two hundred million videos have been removed from Google search results because of copyright infringement.

Senior Toni Lupillin said, “Although Google will work to eliminate the online piracy sites, what’s to stop another one from popping up in it’s place?”

Google continuously works to eliminate copyrighted material as Google’s ID system detects copyrighted material and scans 400 years-worth of a video every day.

Junior Gabriella Lehr said, “I download all my music through free music downloading sites and it is a cheaper alternative than buying each individual song, but now with sites like Soundcloud and Pandora you can stream music legally and for free so there is no need for the illegal sites.”

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