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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. The MPAA claimed that many of the incidents of piracy it has seen could be pinned on search engines and suggested...

  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 Accused of Being Too Slow to Derank Pirate Websites

    Google has been accused of not deranking so-called "piracy" websites as it promised to do. Google had said that it would not return "piracy" websites in its search results as an attempt to see off alleged assaults on the media cartels' most-holy...

  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. 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. The U.S. Court of Appeals has resurrected Viacom's $1 billion copyright...

  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

    In his press release, Chairman Smith again tried to hammer home the monstrous piracy issue and the devastation it causes: Though this type of backlash is a politician’s worst nightmare in an election year, vested parties are none too pleased the...

  8. 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...

  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...