23 July 2011

UK - Music rights body wants 'traffic light' indications of infringing material in search results

(OUT-LAW News)
Search engine results should indicate whether material on websites is in breach of copyright law or not, a music licensing group has said. The Performing Rights Society for Music (PRSM) has proposed that search engines display 'traffic light' marks to allow internet users to determine what content is legitimate. It says the measure would help combat against illegal file-sharing by appealing to users' moral conscience.