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Is Google Now A “Piracy Leader”?
Google has never been easy to define in terms of its loyalties to its users or to the people looking to control it, and the rest of us. But with the controversy surrounding the SOPA and PIPA bills and Google’s stance against them, a better sense of where the search giant lies on the divide is emerging. And some people, including Rupert Murdoch doesn’t like it.
The media tycoon who famously got disgraced recently in Britain for running a rogue newspaper has taken to Twitter, openly criticizing Google for its support of both bills. Murdoch ‘claims’ to be in support of the bill and claims that Google is piracy leader who apparently “streams movies free, and sells advts around them.” Murdoch of course has no moral or ethical authority to accuse Google of anything. You’ll recall that his running of the News of The World led to the closure of one of Britain’s longest standing newspaper.
Why anyone would criticize Google for growing some balls is beyond me; it’s about time! For too long Google hasn’t lived up to the pillars of the internet and it’s good to see it taking a stand for something that clearly affects us all. I say god speed to Google, no to SOPA, PIPA and Murdoch.
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