In its first year, Google Pirate hurt only the torrent sites

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Remember the Google Pirate algorithm update? The company acted as swashbucklers against online piracy, but a year later it looks like it only hurt torrent sites.

http://searchengineland.com/justwatch-claims-googles-anti-piracy-efforts-havent-hurt-streaming-sites-235843

Illegal streaming sites were virtually unaffected by the Pirate Update. The problem is that these sites often pack up and move to different TLDs on a week-by-week basis. Even if Google did find a way to crush the websites, the pirates will almost certainly find a new way to share.

Are Google's efforts in vain? What do you suppose their next step is?