Information belongs to those who can use it
Governments will control the Internet on the day they manage to prevent us sending ones and zeros to each other. That will also be that day that file sharing will stop.
In the mean time (it could be along wait), and especially as Google has ceased to be a Search Engine and now become a Filtered-Search Engine I cannot recommend this alternative enough:
They have servers in the USA and in Europe (the Netherlands to be precise). The above URL ensures you go to the European servers.
The search page is https, along with the results page.
And, the search criteria don't form part of the results page URL (are you listening Google?)
Oh and they promise not to record your IP address.
All together, this means that the UK Government's new system of snooping on everyone's URLs but not page content (because after all there is no personal information content in URLs is there?) starts to look, how shall we put it, a bit on the quaint side.
Steering clear of snooping-government-friendly filtered-search companies like Google is a small part of reclaiming our lives.