Major search engines led by Google are reportedly planning to soon ban torrent sites on their search results pages following a legal code roll out in the United Kingdom.
According to TorrentFreak, the UK government has already sent a draft amendment to their Digital Economy Bill committee that will regulate the search engines when it comes to showing torrent sites.
Due to this, Google took the initiative and met with other industry leaders like Yahoo and Bing in the hopes of coming up with a self-regulation code to curb piracy.
But Baroness Peta Jane Buscombe of the UK Parliament said that nothing is final yet. “While there are still elements of detail to be settled, the group is now agreed on the key content of the code and I expect an agreement to be reached very soon,” she said.
Google has been at the receiving end of criticism for its apparent lack of effort in finding a permanent solution that can deal with pirated content on their search results.
The ban is set to begin on June 1 and will likely affect only the UK’s search engines at first.