6. Entertainment Industry Calls Google Enabler of Piracy
Date: Dec. 9, 2010
Keynote speaker at the Entertainment Content Protection Summit, Taylor Hackford, called the search engine an “enabler” of illegal downloading and accused it of making money from BitTorrent sites: “They’re enablers. We’ve got to be able to say: ‘You are facilitating illegal activity.’” One week later, the British Phonographic Industry shared the same philosophies and labeled Google the main source for online piracy. So what did the BPI suggest? Censoring search results and ranking accredited music store links higher. Right, because making it easier to buy the music and movies you won't isn't an option.