Entertainment Industry Spends Big to Force Google to Monitor Results

NDTV Gadgets: “Google’s detractors complain about the search giant to everyone they can, from raising concerns about the company’s dominance with regulators in Brussels to antitrust officials in Washington. Now, they are taking the fight into states, often to push Google to censor illegal content and sites from search results.”

“Together, the emails show the extent of the efforts with state attorneys general. The messages detail how the Motion Picture Association of America, the Hollywood industry group, and an organization backed by Microsoft and others have aggressively lobbied attorneys general to build cases against Google in recent years, sometimes in complementary ways. The movie association and its member companies, the messages show, have assigned a team of lawyers to prepare draft subpoenas and legal briefs for the attorneys general.

“And the groups have delivered campaign contributions – with several movie studios sending checks – to Jon Bruning, the attorney general of Nebraska, who was helping push their cause, and who made an unsuccessful bid for governor this year.”

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