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  1. New MPAA Report Blames Google, Search Engines for Piracy

    The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has completed a study of online piracy and traced a lot of it to Google services. No bets are hedged in the study's title, which is Understanding the Role of Search in Online Piracy (PDF).

  2. Google, Top Ad Networks Team With White House to Fight Piracy, Counterfeiting

    Laura Covington, VP of IP Policy at Yahoo said the firm "prohibits publishers in our ad networks from selling counterfeit goods or engaging in copyright piracy", adding "we want to create and maintain a healthy online space, promote innovation...

  3. Google Accused of Being Too Slow to Derank Pirate Websites

    We will of course want to continue working with Google as part of a broad ongoing discussion with the content industries, ISPs and others about measures to reduce online piracy. Google has been accused of not deranking so-called "piracy" websites...

  4. Google, Facebook & Amazon Quietly Forming Tech Lobbying Group?

    Google and other Internet companies oppose and stop the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Technology giants – and often competitors – Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay are expected to join forces to form a lobbying group known as the Internet...

  5. RIAA President: Google ‘Misused Its Power’ by Protesting SOPA

    It seems RIAA President Cary Sherman is still steamed that Google was able to derail the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) by encouraging more than 7 million people to sign petitions opposing the legislation.

  6. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    The problem of online piracy is too big to ignore. The Committee remains committed to finding a solution to the problem of online piracy that protects American intellectual property and innovation. The Committee will continue work with copyright...

  7. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    If enacted, S.968 - Protect IP Act (PIPA) and HR.3261, The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), would negatively affect all Internet-based businesses, traditional businesses that have Internet presences or divisions, marketers and advertisers, and all...

  8. Google to Protest SOPA on Home Page Tomorrow

    But tomorrow, millions of people visiting Google’s home page will be greeted with a link demonstrating the company’s opposition to controversial anti-piracy bill SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act. Over the weekend, Google also responded to tweets...

  9. Google Music Store With Google+ Sharing 1 to 2 Weeks Away

    However, Google is struggling with both Warner and Sony; Warner says the Google deal simply isn't profitable enough while Sony fears potential piracy due to the "music locker" concept. Google had previously attempted to open a music locker, without...