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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Google Will Protect File-Sharers

Google Will Protect File-Sharers

Google Will Protect File-Sharers

Added: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
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
After Hotfile was accused of promoting piracy, Google was quick to intervene and protect the file-hosting service from the entertainment industry.


Last month the search giant filed a brief at Florida’s federal court, speaking for cyberlocker. The Motion Picture Association of America claims that Hotfile is a harbor for online pirates and their infringing content. In their attempt to prevent piracy, creative industry is interfering with Internet companies and their interests, creating problems instead of solving them.

Last year the SOPA law started a never before seen reaction from online companies and users. Such giants as Google, Yahoo, and Facebook to name a few have started a campaign to speak-out against the copyright legislation, eventually forcing authorities and politicians to shelf the bill. Despite the fact that these Internet companies aren’t pro-piracy, they still want to defend freedom of expression on the Internet.

In attempt to protect Hotfile, Google invokes the DMCA, which has been providing safe harbor for sites like YouTube, Wikipedia and Facebook since 1998. In the brief the search giant stated that safe harbors had helped facilitate the development of the web as a platform allowing for free expression, creativity, and economic opportunity, and it remains as such.

However, the movie industry emphasizes the fact that Hotfile’s success proves the service facilitated piracy. Indeed, in less than 2 years, the cyberlocker has entered the top 100 most popular websites around the globe, which might be a result of the massive digital theft.

Nevertheless, the movie studios aren’t as innocent as they want everyone to believe. Industry observers point out that the creative industry has been promoting piracy themselves (passively, at the very least) with the practice of “windowing”, overwhelming people with their massive production. When combined with poor marketing and the unwillingness to adjust the prices to the economy of poor countries, this leaves the viewer with only two options: either wait for the release of the movie or pirate it.

Google seems to understand that while Internet piracy remains a huge problem for the creative industry, the web still fights for its survival in the environment that was supposed to be free and fun to be part of.

March 28th,2012

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Date:  Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-03-29 13:42:42)
WolfRider avatarthis is to OpenMinder... WHAT THE F@$K ARE YOU ON CRACK PUT DOWN THE PIPE. I thought the article was informative and showing that Google is sticking up for us even if they dont encourage or promote piracy their fight is parallel to ours in keeping the freedom of the web. so since you can spell and make sense in what is written you should understand this... Back off and shut up!

Thanks anyways Big A-hole

posted by (2012-03-29 17:24:15)
No avatar@OpenMinder
I give up. I am no longer reading posts by someone who sounds like they are on ACID. By-By. I am gone...

posted by (2012-03-29 22:34:36)
TrojanMouse avatar@WolfRider and isepiq

I think you'll find that OpenMinder was replying to a negative comment by findsharex which has either been removed (or possibly OpenMinder posted on the wrong thread).

It's common sense really...

posted by (2012-03-29 23:35:36)
OpenMinder avatarThanks TrojanMouse, and you're right - my comment was directed to a comment that seems to have been removed. Never seen that happen before so isepiq & WolfRider are both right to a point in that my post DOES sound like I'm on crack and venting at Sam.

I love Sam's posts, if anyone doubts that, whether I agree with his take or not. Anyone who takes time to locate, collate and present us pertinent information should never be slammed for doing what the Internet is meant to do: disseminate information.

Good for Google's efforts I say, but it's always wise to keep one eye open and looking over the shoulder. Rarely do people do what's best for others without first looking out for themselves.

Sorry for the confusion folks and Sam, as always, great post!

posted by (2012-03-30 14:30:00)
WolfRider avatarto OpenMinder its all good I thought you were bagging on someone who is doing a great job in keeping us informed of the Nazi like tactics that the movie industry is trying to get passed. So my apologies for asking if your on crack not really my business LOL (joke) and for calling you a big A-hole. but we got to stick up for the little guys

posted by (2012-03-31 00:43:11)
OpenMinder avatar@ WolfRider: I agree - always need to have a voice and hopefully strong arm for the little guy.

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