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DODD ACCUSES GOOGLE OF ABETTING PIRACY

November 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

MPAA Chairman Christopher Dodd has accused Google of dragging its feet when it comes to deterring movie piracy. In an interview with the London Financial Times, Dodd said Google had promised to modify its technology so that sites that offered pirated content would receive lower rankings in its search results. However, Dodd cited a recent study for the MPAA indicating that Google’s change has had no significant effect. “Search results [for pirated content] consumers accessed were not lower in ranking than before the algorithm change,” he said, adding, “Nothing happened.” Dodd paid Google a left-handed compliment, however, calling it “a great company” that does “a terrific job,” but insisted that it could do “a better job on this.”