Google Speaks Out Over Secret Attacks by Hollywood

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The recent Sony Pictures hack revealed that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) had organised a secret campaign against Google, going so far as to pay Attorneys General to do their bidding, due to the perception that the search engine was facilitating online piracy. Now Google has responded to the secret attacks.

“We are deeply concerned about recent reports that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) led a secret, coordinated campaign to revive the failed SOPA legislation through other means,” Google wrote on their blog on Thursday. “While we of course have serious legal concerns about all of this, one disappointing part of this story is what this all means for the MPAA itself, an organization founded in part ‘to promote and defend the First Amendment and artists’ right to free expression. Why, then, is it trying to secretly censor the Internet?”

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The MPAA is yet to comment on the details of the leak.

Source: The Verge

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