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Mar 21, 2012

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Google has stepped in on the ongoing legal action between Hotfile and the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA wants Hotfile shut down because, it claims, Hotfile is trafficking in pirated content like movies and TV shows. But Google filed a brief that said Hotfile shouldn’t be held accountable for what people do on the site, just as Google shouldn’t be held accountable for what people put on YouTube, which Google owns. It’s certainly good to have a friend in Google.

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Google steps into file sharing scrap

Mar 21, 2012
The search giant backs up Hotfile in action against the Motion Picture Association of America.

Google has stepped in on the ongoing legal action between Hotfile and the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA wants Hotfile shut down because, it claims, Hotfile is trafficking in pirated content like movies and TV shows. But Google filed a brief that said Hotfile shouldn’t be held accountable for what people do on the site, just as Google shouldn’t be held accountable for what people put on YouTube, which Google owns. It’s certainly good to have a friend in Google.

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