30 Nov '12, 6am

Google Warns of Germany Copyright Law Changes

Google has created a website to warn its German users about government proposals to control the Internet. The website is called "Verteidige dein netz" or Defend your network , and Google has launched it to warn people in Germany about proposed changes to German law, specifically the Copyright Act of the Federal Republic of Germany These changes seek to protect German publishers against third party aggregators like Google News. The text says that controls on the internet in Germany that are supposed to protect intellectual property will actually limit user freedom and degrade their internet experience. "For you it would be so much more difficult in the Internet to find the information that you seek," it says. "Defend your network, a single intervention against this world, mixing it for yourself and share this page with your friends!" There is then a request that Germans put...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2228542/Google-Warns...

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