Lawmakers Prod Google Over Opposition To Piracy Act

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 2:47 PM EST) -- Lawmakers went after Google Inc. on Wednesday, accusing the Internet search giant of putting its own financial interests before the public interest in speaking out against a newly introduced House bill aimed at preventing copyright infringement and other digital piracy by foreign websites.

Members of the House Judiciary Committee grilled Google on its motives in refusing to support the Stop Online Piracy Act, which would grant the U.S. attorney general new powers to stop foreign websites that ripped off U.S. products and would aid regulators in...
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