Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 19:37 UTC
Legal "Google has filed a brief at a federal court in Florida defending the file-hosting site Hotfile in its case against the MPAA. The search giant accuses the movie companies of misleading the court and argues that Hotfile is protected under the DMCA's safe harbor. Indirectly, Google is also refuting claims being made by the US government in the criminal case against Megaupload." Obviously, Google isn't really defending Hotfile or MegaUpload here - they're defending themselves by proxy.
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by Hiev on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 20:07 UTC
Hiev
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2005-09-27

Is more like "We are losing credibility and we need to do something about it, I know, lets use the hotfile/megaupload case in our favor, and maybe people will forget all the lame and illegal things we have been doing lately".

Nice try Google.

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by Beta on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 00:00 in reply to "..."
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

No.

Google allows people to upload files and share them, so do these sites. If Google doesn’t argue their case, they are likely to lose functionality with their offerings.

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by Hiev on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 00:59 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Why not both?

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