How Google (Doesn’t) Fight Piracy | Vox Indie

Claiming to be a “leader” in the fight against piracy is Google’s first mistake

This past week Google issued a report, “How Google Fights Piracy,” in which the tech giant attempts to explain what a great job it’s doing leading battle against online piracy. After reading it I think a more accurate title would be “Why Google Shouldn’t Have to Fight Piracy Because it Offers so Much Other Good Stuff.”

In an effort to burnish their tarnished image, the authors resort to repeating well-worn and disingenuous Google-spawned memes (which I’ve repeatedly deconstructed on this blog). These include:

* YouTube makes money for artists so there’s no need to provide a transparent accounting

* DMCA abuse is a considerable problem Search is “not a major driver of traffic to pirate sites”

* Google is committed to “rooting out and ejecting rogue sites” from AdSense

* Google quickly and efficiently terminates Blogger websites that feature pirated content

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  1. Following on from what I told you before about *not* uploading full tracks to generate interest in your album. Please note: “Ad Sponsored Piracy” (below), mean that Google even shows adverts from web sites that pirate/illegally sell peoples music. Google show those adverts to make even more money!

    Posted : September 23, 2013 at 12:01 am Tags : Fight Piracy, Google, Lies, piracy, Report, Vox Indie Categories : Ad Sponsored Piracy, Artists Rights Watch, Google Diaries, Musician’s POV, Songwriter Rights…..Here’s the article.

    > Claiming to be a “leader” in the fight against piracy is Google’s first mistake > > This past week Google issued a report, “How Google Fights Piracy,” in which the tech giant attempts to explain what a great job it’s doing leading battle against online piracy. After reading it I think a more accurate title would be “Why Google Shouldn’t Have to Fight Piracy Because it Offers so Much Other Good Stuff.” > > – See more at: http://voxindie.org/how-google-does-not-fight-piracy#sthash.oo9ePCOo.dpuf > > In an effort to burnish their tarnished image, the authors resort to repeating well-worn and disingen-uous Google-spawned memes (which I’ve repeatedly deconstructed on this blog). These include: > > * YouTube makes money for artists so there’s no need to provide a transparent accounting > Wendell, remember that greedy Google *owns* YouTube!!! Best. Ds

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