When you are the top player in your field, you can expect to have people knocking on your door requesting that you make changes in the way that you do business. Google is the number one search engine in the world today and it appears that France wants the search engine to make some changes in the way that autocomplete and Instant search works.
Right now, you can begin typing your search queries into Google and the search engine will use predictive technology to give the user relevant search results based upon what they feel you are going to type. Well, it appears that the Supreme Court of France is not to pleased with some aspects of this technology and have requested that the search engine censor such words as megaupload, rapidshare and torrent. Google began censoring these keywords on some of their country specific search engines just last year, but it is quite possible that the French version was not one of them. In any case, the objective of this exercise, at least on the part of the French authorities is to reduce piracy, but in reality, it just means that users will have to enter a few additional keystrokes to garner the information that they need.
If countries really wanted to stop piracy or at least curb it to some extent, they could ask Google to censor their search results, but then again, all this would do is redirect interested users to less popular search engines to find the material they are after.