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Author Topic: MPAA threatens to disconnect Google from the internet  (Read 1364 times)


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MPAA threatens to disconnect Google from the internet
« on: February 09, 2011, 02:03 PM »
Over the last few months, Google has received more than 100 copyright infringement warnings from MPAA-affiliated movies studios: most are directed at users of Google's public Wi-Fi service but others are meant for Google employees. The MPAA is thus warning the search giant that it might get disconnected from the Internet.

"Copyright infringement also violates your ISP's terms of service and could lead to limitation or suspension of your Internet service. You should take immediate action to prevent your Internet account from being used for illegal activities," the movie companies write in various letters, according to TorrentFreak. Although the copyright holders use strong language, these notices are nothing simply warnings, and typically do not lead to legal action.



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Re: MPAA threatens to disconnect Google from the internet
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 02:15 PM »
If it's meant to be anything other than a shot across the bow, the MPAA is even more insane than I thought.

Sounds like a Captain Pugwash moment if there ever was one.

The motion picture industry needs Google far more than Google needs them. Taking down the top search engine would likely create so much public backlash that all the lobbying and campaign contributions in the world couldn't buy them enough votes in Congress to continue to advance their agenda.