2013/09/14

Google courts copyright holders with promotional anti-piracy brochure


As a giant of the online world, Google has faced its share of heat for allegedly promoting piracy. Even as it’s fought against the RIAA and MPAA in Congress, though, it’s attempted to reconcile with the film and music industries — especially as it tries to turn services like YouTube and Google Play Music into content juggernauts. Its latest move works on both fronts: creating an anti-piracy report that doubles as a promotional brochure for artists. “How Google Fights Piracy” is meant as an answer to things like RIAA anti-piracy reports, which have slammed the company for failing to demote “serial infringers” in its search results. But amid the takedown statistics and policy explanations, Google wants everyone to know just how awesome it is for artists
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