08 Feb '12, 10pm

RIAA President: Google ‘Misused Its Power’ by Protesting SOPA

Google abused its trust and misused its power when it blacked out its logo Jan. 18 and encouraged its millions of users base to “Tell Congress: Please don’t censor the web!” At least according to the Recording Industry Association of America’s CEO. It seems RIAA President Cary Sherman is still steamed that Google was able to derail the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) by encouraging more than 7 million people to sign petitions opposing the legislation. He attacked Google, as well as Wikipedia, which also blacked out its site, in a New York Times op-ed published today, calling the controversy “manufactured.” “When Wikipedia and Google purport to be neutral sources of information, but then exploit their stature to present information that is not only not neutral but affirmatively incomplete and misleading, they are duping their users into accepting as ...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2144962/RIAA-Preside...

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