SEARCH TWEAKS: Google Inc. is altering its search results to de-emphasize the websites of repeat copyright offenders.
WHAT THIS MEANS: By bumping down those sites, it will make it easier for people to find legitimate providers of music, movies and other content.
THE CONTEST: The move is a peace offering to Hollywood and the music recording labels. Google's relationship with content creators has been icy over the years. Among other things, a $1 billion copyright lawsuit filed by Viacom against Google's YouTube was re-instated by a federal appeals court.