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Google Aided Piracy With Ad Deals, Studios Say

Law360 (February 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A number of major Hollywood studios are in an uproar over Google Inc.’s advertising deals with two Web sites that guided users to illegally download copyright-protected film content.

The studios have accused the popular Internet search engine of benefiting from the sale of pirated films and throwing its support behind suspect Web sites, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Monday.

The accusations are an embarrassment for Google, which is in the middle of tending to entertainment industry complaints over illegally posted clips on YouTube,...
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