Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Google accused of aiding movie pirates

"Google has been accused of helping Web site operators who are being sued for enabling online movie piracy, court documents show.
Google is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, which was filed by a group of major movie studios against two owners of sites like EasyDownloadCenter.com and TheDownloadPlace.com. The sites allegedly sold software to help people search for movies on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks and download them to their hard drive.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2005, alleges that the defendants created the false impression that their sites were legal and promoted them as sponsored links that were displayed when people searched for certain recently released films on Google's search site. In response to the lawsuit, the defendants deny the allegations and say Google suggested using the movie names as keywords to be purchased. "
Google accused of aiding movie pirates CNET News.com

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