Topic: online piracy

Google Stirs Pot With Plan to Combat Piracy Move aimed at appeasing entertainment industry

Google's new plan to alter its search engine so that legitimate entertainment sites are ranked higher than pirate sites is refueling debate in Washington debate over what to do about…

August 10, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT

Coming Soon: Internet Association Ahead of launch, it names president, CEO

Forget that Internet community grassroots strategy that took the Hill by storm in January and halted the advance of anti-piracy legislation in Congress. Internet giants like Google and Facebook are…

July 25, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT

Pirates of the Olympian NBC is streaming a staggering amount of Olympic content, making it a tempting target for pirates.

It’s Thursday, Aug. 2, around 3:15 p.m. EST, and rivals Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are about to go toe-to-toe in the men’s 200 meter race. NBC is betting that…

July 23, 2012, 12:01 AM EDT

Ad Industry Takes Major Step to Fight Online Piracy ANA, 4A's adopt best practices to cut ads on rogue sites

The advertising industry took a major step Thursday in fighting rogue websites that steal copyrighted material and sell counterfeit goods. To cut off the financial support that keeps rogue sites…

May 3, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

Google Gets $erious in Washington Lobby spend tops $5 million

Google isn't fooling around when it comes to Washington. The search giant spent $5.03 million in first quarter, a 240 percent increase over the same period last year and an…

April 23, 2012, 11:07 AM EDT

Cat Fight: Microsoft Ads Attack Google's Privacy Policy Print campaign aimed at converting users

Microsoft's new print ad campaign that popped up Wednesday in three national newspapers takes shameless shots at Google's new privacy policy to try and lure new customers to its own…

February 1, 2012, 2:09 PM EST

Hoodwinked by Hollywood, Tech Lobby Study Suggests CCIA's Black says report can fill in the gaps in copyright debate

The two controversial piracy bills in Congress may be temporarily on hold, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. Far from it. The Internet and tech lobby is determined…

January 30, 2012, 12:24 PM EST

Mr. Internet Goes to Washington Senators and websites rally to urge congress to rework piracy legislation

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the Internet’s hero for his unflinching opposition to the two controversial anti-piracy laws, SOPA and PIPA, has been fond of playing the underdog in the fight.…

January 23, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Bieber Says Sen. Klobuchar Should Be 'Put Away' The star checks YouTube for fans singing his songs

Justin Bieber got his start on YouTube singing other people's copyrighted songs. So when he was asked on a Washington, D.C., radio show about one of the online piracy bills…

October 28, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT