We all know that Google Drive has become a wonderful tool to store your files on the cloud. Your files become easily accessible by you and anybody else you want. This, of course, comes with some downsides, as some people have been taking advantage of these capabilities in order to share illegal content such as pirated movies, music and TV shows. Until now, Google seemed to not take steps to prevent this. In fact, apps like Terrarium TV for Android and others, used Google Drive links as part of their content. This seems to be changing, and Google Drive anti piracy measures are now being applied, and pirated content is being prevented from public sharing. [Read: Plex Cloud Amazon Drive private streaming combination is now possible]
Google Drive anti piracy deleting content from the cloud?
It is worth noting that the anti-piracy measures do not delete your content. They merely prevent you from publicly sharing it. If you store content for private use, it seems to be fine (at least, until the time of writing this article). The way Google finds out the pirated content within Google Drive is hash matching, the same method using on finding copyrighted material in services like YouTube and the like.
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