17 Nov '11, 8pm

Google Front & Center at SOPA Piracy Hearing

You'd think Google wouldn't want to antagonize another branch of the federal government. But yesterday Google led the protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) being discussed at the House Judiciary Committee. "Right from the start, the knives were out for Google. Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) made it only halfway through his opening statement before asserting that 'one of the companies represented here today has sought to obstruct the Committee's consideration of bipartisan legislation. Perhaps this should come as no surprise given that Google just settled a federal criminal investigation into the company's active promotion of rogue websites that pushed illegal prescription and counterfeit drugs on American consumers'," Ars Technica reported. If passed, SOPA would make search engines and hosting services block "rogue websites" on a judge's order. Google h...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2125948/Google-Front...

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spectrum.ieee.org 17 Nov '11, 6pm

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searchenginejournal.com 16 Nov '11, 5pm

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EU Adopts Resolution Against Stop Online Piracy...

thedomains.com 17 Nov '11, 4pm

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Stopping SOPA

spectrum.ieee.org 14 Nov '11, 6pm

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 17 Nov '11, 3pm

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 17 Nov '11, 3pm

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another reason to boycott them GoDaddy supports...

thedomains.com 18 Nov '11, 9am

Over the weekend, Christine Jones general counsel and corporate secretary of GoDaddy.com wrote a piece that appeared in Po...