Google Pirate is one of the algorithms pretty much similar to both the Google Panda and Google Penguin; however ‘Pirate’ targets and relegates sites that are violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of Google.
When we search any query in Google, some queries display the result:-
The Pirate algorithm relegates websites in its SERPs that get valid copyright removal notices most specifically torrent websites that illegally share data without valid consent from the owner. Below is the list of sites and the number of valid request against them:-
The loss of traffic in Google’s SERP has been confirmed by torrent websites such as isohunt.com and torrentfreak.cr who both have said publicly that their corresponding traffic dropped by half when comparing traffic day-to-day before and after the update started rolling out.
Pirates Bay on the other hand welcomed this update and besides that they have not reported any loss in their traffic. They have replaced the logo of their homepage which inturn offers the users to sign up to a free Virtual Proxy Network (VPN) because they believe they don’t require search engine traffics and if users cannot find their site over Google, they can just directly go to the website by entering their corresponding URL or simply they can make use of proxy if their Internet Service Providers Blocks the site.
The possibility is that people using these websites still find a way of sharing illegal content with each other using things like Tor and other such private networks. It means that a whole new security issues implemented cannot be monitored even though.
Although Google is taking action against these pirated sites and is trying to fight piracy online. However online piracy will always be an ongoing battle which inturn pirates seem to be winning.