---- Brian May, Pete Townsend, Elton John and Others Attack Google Over Piracy
incrediBILL - 10:42 pm on Jul 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
Trying to sue Google here is like suing the Yellow Pages because they had the address to a music store where the music was stolen.
Fair point but even the Yellow Pages removes/declines ads from certain businesses.
I plead a similar case to Google a few years back to stop serving up results to queries such as "Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.12" because I found scripts that hackers were using to locate sites with vulnerabilities via Google, Bing and Yahoo. Google was leading hackers directly to the place to hack, would be like the phone book pointing out homes easiest to rob. If Google didn't respond to those "Powered by" searches then the hackers, just like would be pirates, wouldn't be able to find the sites to hack so easily.
I think there's some culpability here IMO because too much information can easily be a bad thing, not everything needs to be indexed.