Google Claims Censorship as Hollywood Presses Piracy Bills

Google Claims Censorship as Hollywood Presses Piracy Bills

December 14 – BusinessWeek
By Eric Engleman

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Internet companies led by Google Inc. are waging a last-ditch campaign to block anti-piracy legislation before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, saying the Hollywood-backed measure amounts to online censorship.

Lobbying in Washington by the Web industry and motion- picture studios has intensified as the panel prepares for a scheduled Dec. 15 vote on the bill, which has become a flash point in the debate over how to curb online trafficking of illegally copied movies and music.

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