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Many people who have been watching the debate surrounding the trial of The Pirate Bay have compared the website to Google. A few may have wondered what does Google think about being compared to a notorious BitTorrent tracker? Apparently, they didn’t take too kindly to the comparison and have gone on record in Italy to denounce the comparisons.A policy blog posting in Italy says (Google translation) that there is a world of difference between The Pirate Bay and Google. Interestingly enough, they offer two main ways the two sites differ. The first difference is that Google indexes everything. The second is that there is a procedure to report copyright infringing URLs and they promote legitimate content. They then offer this tidbit: Our commitment is recognized by the holders of rights. And in fact have been many explanations about the differences between Google and Pirate Bay expressed by others in recent days. Just to name a few, remember John Kennedy, chairman of IFPI, which has already clarified this difference in his testimony at trial against the Pirate Bay. And in Italy Enzo Mazza, president of FIMI, has written to point Informatico: “Compare to Google Pirate Bay is instrumental because even a person with little familiarity will note the huge differences. If we use simple terms such as Google is with the yellow pages ‘list of banks. The Pirate Bay is the pole by the bank while the robbery accomplices. Google, as well as YouTube, eBay and others, are zealous and active in removing illegal content on the reporting of the rights holders and therefore act in an environment that promotes the legitimate use of content uploading, and discourages the abuse. “