Google to aid anti-piracy activities?

CNet reports that Google could charge copyright owners - such as movie studios and record labels - a fee to help them identify their infringed material.

It quotes a leaked letter from Google executive James Pond in relation to the company's Site Search offering. He indicated Google could charge a fee of $5 (?3.12) per 1,000 searches. The would only cover searching for links but not their removal.

A Google spokesperson confirmed Pond's letter had been sent and told CNet, ...

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