Tag Archive: Google

Jan 26

YouTube (and Netflix) monetize online piracy

Need more evidence that Google’s YouTube earns income from pirates who upload (and monetize) films for which they don’t own the rights?  Well, here’s another example I found today (1/26/13).  This time it’s a YouTube user with the moniker “iWatchEpicMovies.”   The film in question (one of many the uploaded claimed by the user) is …

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Jan 22

Chronic, Ill-Gotten Gains- Google’s Web of Piracy Profit

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” — Sir Walter Scott   Surprise, surprise–Google announced today that its profits “surged” this quarter thanks to an increase in online advertising revenue.  A company press release heralded the news: We ended 2012 with a strong quarter,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google. …

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Jan 19

Googlenocchio? What a Tangled Web They Weave.

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 “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”    –Winston Churchill       I read with great interest the piece in today’s New York Times by Edward Wyatt entitled “Lines Drawn on Antipiracy Bills.”  The article was a fairly comprehensive overview of the standoff between …

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Jan 19

Dear Google, I have a suggestion…

Dummy file on Youtube linking to pirate website.

If you’ve read this blog you already know that Google reaps in millions (if not billions) of profit via online piracy. It’s no surprise, therefore that Google is fighting tooth and nail against efforts by Congress to enact a law that would reign in the rampant online black market flourishes thanks piracy (and Google’s ad …

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Dec 07

The Road to Google DMCA Hell is Paved with Good Intentions….

Google's promised DMCA response took 8 months, not 24 hours.

A year ago, in December of 2010, Kent Walker, General Counsel for Google, promised to make “copyright work better online.”  According to his post on Google’s Public Policy website Walker assured copyright holders: We’ll act on reliable copyright takedown requests within 24 hours. We will build tools to improve the submission process to make it easier …

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Nov 16

“Show Me the Money” Mr. Schmidt

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It’s not a surprise that Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt continued his attacks on proposed U.S. anti-piracy legislation (Protect IP Act and SOPA-Stop Online Piracy Act).  His latest volley came yesterday during an appearance at M.I.T. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov 15 (Reuters) – Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt blasted proposed legislation to tighten online copyright regulation on …

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