Tag Archive: piracy

Jan 19

Googlenocchio? What a Tangled Web They Weave.

Google-liar

 “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 15

Cyberlockers: Explaining Piracy’s Profit Pyramid

Mediafire download link featuring Google ads.

  What I know is that online piracy is flourishing.  What I know is that the internet has become a topsy-turvy world where criminals are celebrated as heroes, and their victims demonized.  What I know is that I’m tired—tired of listening to the red herrings and hyperbole ricocheting around the web in opposition to (overdue) …

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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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