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MPAA, RIAA Rip Google Over Online Piracy

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT) -- The lobbying groups for the film and music industries used different venues on Wednesday to repeat their common attack that Google Inc. doesn't do nearly enough to prevent online piracy on its dominant search engine.

The Motion Picture Association of America released a study claiming search engines serve as a “major gateway” that helps consumers discover pirated material, and MPAA chairman Chris Dodd, along with several lawmakers, pressed the world's biggest search engine to do more.

“Search engines bear responsibility for introducing people to infringing content — even people who aren’t actively looking for it,” Dodd said in a statement. “As...

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