Google & Copyright InfringementAdded: Friday, November 18th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Google’s choice to welcome and develop openness and transparency of the web has already led the company towards piracy liabilities over last years. This had made Google the tip of the spear in the fight against anti-piracy bills like PROTECT IP Act and SOPA, which are expected to become law next year.
Google has recently admitted that it may leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of its strong support for anti-piracy law. The company claimed that if there was a law that had passed and Google disagreed with it, then the company would still fight it.
Google’s hostility towards anti-piracy laws is explained by its goal to organize the global data and make it universally accessible and useful. This ideology means that the search-engine is able to index, save or copy any information, including private property, and later pass it further for free. In addition, the company’s business model emphasizes that no online data is valuable until it is found and advertised through search engines.
Currently the company is protected with the 1998 DMCA law, which offers Internet service providers safe harbor from copyright violation if they delete infringing content when notified, thus facilitating massive copyright violation, because they saw in the law a good chance to counter rights holders’ efforts to win this battle. That’s how Google managed to copy fifteen million books without the copyright owners’ consent and paying no attention to the legal objections of writers, publishers, the Register of Copyrights, and even a Federal Judge. In addition, the company has also acquired YouTube regardless of its notoriety for copyright violation at that time.
So, when talking about the company’s piracy liabilities, Google Books and YouTube became the prime subjects in this issue. This past summer Google signed a criminal Non-Prosecution Agreement with the Department of Justice, which was supposed to settle criminal charges that it had willingly and repeatedly violated the law prohibiting the importation of prescription drugs into the United States for a few years now. This cost Google almost $500 million. Moreover, the company’s stance on anti-piracy is considered natural, because Google is regarded as the core of the online black market, because it controls access to online data and the business of monetizing it.
November 18th,2011Posted by:
Friday, November 18th, 2011
|sounds like google looks out for the user and not there wallets|
|some times they do, it really depends on what department is talking. if you listen to there B.o.D/Head of Finance(John L. Doerr), he paints a very DIFFERENT picture. but im all for google to fight the good fight as long as they dont cheat along the way.|
|Does anybody here really use Google to search for media on the internet?|
I sure as heck don't.
Use ET or a file hosting sites meta-searcher like filestube.
|If I can't find it on ET, Demonoid or a handful of other torrent sites I use Google. I guess it depends what you are looking for. Rare stuff can be hard to find sometimes.|
|posted by (2011-11-19 01:28:25)|
|@1 u're partially correct... yes google looks out for their users as well as their wallets... cos it's the users that will fill their wallets. almost everyone that goes on the internet is always looking for something, and if google achieves what they aim to be "...to organize the global data and make it universally accessible and useful....able to index, save or copy any information, including private property, and later pass it further for free..." more ppl will use their service, therefore *ker-ching*: more money into their bank accounts|
|As long as Im free to do what I want on the internet I could care less if google makes billions a year. Their doing me a favor by protecting our rights to share information, regardless of what kind.|
|#6 they're not thier|
they're = they are
they are doing you a favor...
its going to get worse if republicans get in office and close the department of education.
|@7 zo yu teech inglish then. My favrit subjekt. Just kidding..|
|this article only reminds me of that ridiculous BBB(Better Business Bureau)! members are actually business who pays to the so-called BBB for an annual fee to register as a BBB member and to be shown in the BBB good business recommended list. it's no different from paying costco or sam's club to become a member.|
you also have to pay the ridiculous TAX to buy a membership as other consumber products, similarly to pay TAX for "Labor" when have your car repaired or tires rotated, as "labor" also tagged as a "consumer product". everything in the land of broken dreams is now TaxAble.
the Social Security Administration only wants to know how much you have in the bank, how much in your checking/saving accounts, they don't want to know how much you OWE to the banks, lenders, or loan sharks; they don't want to know how much you owe your mortgages which are several times larger than what you got in your checking/saving accounts, i.e., your actual financial burdens that put you and your family in a lifetime inescapable burden bondage; it's not and never their concern. they only care about what and how much you own but not what and how much you owe, even the latter is far greater than the former.
republican party or democratic party, whatever and whichever, they are just the two sides on the same token, by flipping the token every 2 or 4 years, the voters are just being fooled with the same sheet of white lies and lip services but different party again and again. voters are just like church goers who go to the church to hear some only-the-believers-believed mumbo-jumbo sermons to gain false hopes whatever suit you most.
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