British parliamentarians: Google does too little to battle piracy

A group of British parliamentarians stated they are unimpressed with Google’s efforts to battle piracy,  according to them it’s too easy to find pirated content on the search engine.  A committee of the British House of Commons, part of the British parliament released a report in which they accuse Google of doing too little to stop piracy. The parliamentarians claims that it costs the British creative industry millions of pounds in lost sales.

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According to the chairman of the committee, John Witting Dale, is Google failing in deleting illegal content from sites. He states that Google uses the excuse that the sites also provide legal content.

“The continuing promotion of illegal content through search engines is simply unacceptable, and efforts to stop it have so far been derisory”,  said Witting Dale in an interview with British newspaper the Guardian.

The report also cites Lord Young, Enterprise Adviser to the Prime Minister, who complains that Google seems to have more influence on the Prime Minister than to him. The British are not alone in their criticism, last week we reported that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) criticized Google and other internet giants  for their low anti-piracy efforts.