Google Drive Blocks Users From Sharing Pirated Content
Google Drive Blocks Users From Sharing Pirated Content

Cloud-based services are today a must-use service for the vast majority of users. In the segment of hosting services and information sharing, Google Drive is one of the best and highlights of being free services in its segment. But, now you can no longer share any pirated content in Google Drive.



Google Drive Blocks Users From Sharing Pirated Content

Google Drive is probably one of the best services in its segment. However, one of the things that perhaps few users know is that this service has very strict mechanisms that can detect pirated content.

If you’re thinking about creating an account on Google Drive simply to host and share any copyrighted content, then hold on as it would be better for you to be careful.

As we told earlier that Google Drive is, along with Dropbox, one of the most popular cloud storage services on the net. Normally if you upload a movie or a song, you will not have a problem, but apparently, Google has implemented a new system similar to the one already used on YouTube to prevent their users from sharing this type of content.

The Google cloud storage service offers 15 GB free to anyone who creates an account in Gmail, being able to extend them to 100 GB for $2 (or 20 euros per year) per month or 1 TB for $10.64 per month ($106.38 per year). Until now there was no problem in sharing any file, being able to share any link without the platform had any hits, as long as it did not exceed the download limit when the link was made public.

Cloud-based services are today a must-use service for the vast majority of users. In the segment of hosting services and information sharing, Google Drive is one of the highlights of being free (although limited) and offering a wide range of features.

However, according to the TorrentFreak website, Google Drive has mechanisms capable of detecting pirated content. The alert typically occurs when a user attempts to share such content.

However, when the officials of the site TorrentFreak contacted Google, the tech giant Google declined to give clarification on the anti-abuse mechanisms associated with pirated content. According to some additional information, Google uses hash matching mechanisms to detect copyrighted content.


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