Rep. Gohmert Nails It: Search Engines Should Block Adjudicated Infringers
Music Technology Policy
NOVEMBER 20, 2011
3261 (the “Stop Online Piracy Act”), former judge Louie Gohmert (R-TX) raised an interesting line of questionning: If a website is found to infringe by a court order based on probable cause, why should it appear in search results. As we know from an October 2, 2009 story from CNET “ Google: Pirate Bay Booted Off Search By Mistake ”, Google removed the adjudicated criminal infringer The Pirate Bay’s domain thepiratebay.org from search results due to “an internal mistake.”.