Google: We're anti-piracy, just like you guys

Search giant Google has tonight claimed it's on the music industry's side in the anti-piracy war - but the BPI simply doesn't believe it.

Speaking on the BBC's Newsnight programme, Google UK policy manager Theo Bertram claimed that the firm is now actively choking the financing of illegal filesharing sites at their source - rather than considering automatic delistings for pirate sites.

"It’s not for Google to go around the web, judging what is or isn’t legal and I don’t ...

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