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TechCrunch: The MPAA is desperate to revive SOPA

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 14:58 -- Eva Prkachin

What kind of underhanded tricks are big media companies using to try and intimidate Google?

Article by Alex Wilhelm for TechCrunch

Corruption in the American Hollywood style is something to behold. Today, Google published a short blog post alleging that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), alongside a number of film studios, funded what was essentially opposition research about the company. The resulting material was later fed to state attorneys general.

At issue is the MPAA’s wish, according to the search company, to “revive” SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, which was seen by most as a shamble of legislation that would have potentially led to widespread censorship of the Internet. Since the MPAA failed to get the bill that it wanted when SOPA failed, it turned to other means.

The evidence for Google’s post, stemming from the recent hack of Sony and the ensuing email dump, is explicit.

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