Google to cut funds to illegal download sites in latest anti-piracy move - report

Brandon Bakshi

Google is trying another route in the battle against online piracy, as it is currently in discussions with payment companies to block funding that could ultimately put illegal download hosting sites out of business.

The Telegraph reports that the tech giant is in discussions with companies such as Visa, Mastercard and PayPal to get cash sources blocked – similar to a move brought against WikiLeaks in 2011.

Google has been encouraged by music industry trade body BPI to up its ...

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