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Old 27th August 2012
Originally Posted by aroundtheworld View Post
As an internet company and not an African aid organization, it makes sense that Google's context can be generally taken to be within the scope of the internet.
But their complaints, as well as others involved (Wikipedia, Facebook etc) go beyond protecting their core business (the internet). They go to global freedom of speech, the US Constitution, plus the music industry, the movie industry, publishing, politics, collection and storage of personal data.
It's just funny how it's a burning global issue when it comes to NOT helping musicians against filesharing, but it's NOT a burning global issue when young people are censored by being slapped in prison for releasing a song.