Googles search results suggest pirated content 99% of the time

At this time, Microsoft’s Bing has a blindfold test for search results so I tested it a little bit. While doing so I entered the search terms “Shostakovich” and “scores”.

As you can see in the screenshot below, one of the search engines returns results on where to legally acquire these scores, while the other search engine pretty much forces the user to pirate the sheet music. You can try this yourself by searching with Google or by searching with Bing [UPDATE: I did the search on both search engines with a US IP-address!). Hint: Microsoft’s seems to be respecting authors rights a lot better than Google.

It is amazing to me that there is public opinion out there that considers it a matter of free speech that person B links to and profits from material created by person A. But contrary to the oh-so-terrible content industry the new person B  doesn’t even share their profit with person A who was the reason in the first place for the user to give attention that could then be sold. It’s specious. And it has nothing to do with free speech. Nothing.  If you want more information on this issue I suggest you read the article “Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss” and to understand the money flow in this system please head over to popuppirates.com

Here are the result as a side by side screenshot:

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