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  1. Google to Fight Piracy by Modifying Search Algorithms

    Google has updated its search engine algorithms in an attempt to restrict piracy websites appearing high in its search rankings. The update will mean piracy sites are less likely to appear when people search for music, films, and other copyrighted...

  2. Google Spent $14.3 Million on U.S. Lobbying in 2012

    Google spent some of its lobbying funds this year on the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA). Google spent more on U.S.lobbying efforts than any other technology firm in America, according to statistics from the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP).

  3. 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...

  4. Google Failing on Piracy, Claims RIAA, Hollywood Agent

    Google is routinely directing people to unlawful sources of content," said RIAA's executive vice president of anti-piracy Brad Buckles. Google, meanwhile, says the artificial limit is a technical issue and not a purposeful act.

  5. YouTube-Viacom Copyright Lawsuit Resurrected by Appeals Court Ruling

    It was thought that YouTube won its case against Viacom in 2010, when courts ruled that YouTube's efforts to stop piracy were in compliance with the safe harbor provisions. Judge Jose Cabranes reversed an earlier decision that had protected YouTube...

  6. 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.

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

    Even in his January 20 statement condemning the shelving of SOPA and criticizing the government for “failing to act,” MPAA Chairman and former Senator Chris Dodd promises that millions of American jobs will continue to be lost or affected by piracy.

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

    Whether it’s called SOPA, PIPA, OPEN Act, or some other acronym, the U.S.government, driven by pressure largely out of Hollywood, is determined to put piracy safeguards in place. If enacted, S.968 - Protect IP Act (PIPA) and HR.3261, The Stop...

  9. 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...

  10. Did Senator Wyden Save The Internet?

    Each year, online piracy and the sale of counterfeit goods cost American businesses billions of dollars and result in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs," said Leahy, the Tech, the MIT newspaper reported.

  11. Pro Intellectual Property Act Passes House

    While this is mainly aimed at music and movie piracy and is backed by the entertainment industry, it will be interesting if it could be applied to website content theft. House of Representatives passed the Prioritizing Resources and Organization...

  12. Don't Play Lifeguard in the Social Community Pool

    Instead, the music industry immediately focused on the negative effects of piracy. While some may secretly harbor the dream of being the next David Hasselhoff (present company excluded), it's important to not act on that dream and be the corporate...