The Chamber of Commerce is fighting to stop piracy online. The Senate’s PROTECT IP Act and the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act are huge parts of this fight, and thanks in large part to the Chamber’s support, the bills have gained support among politicians. Google doesn’t like this, so they’re thinking of leaving the organization. Yahoo didn’t like this, so they already left. The bills (pushed by obvious spam targets Rosetta Stone and Viagra-producing Pfizer) target advertising, the bread and butter of both companies’ bottom line, on so-called rogue sites. It could lead to tons of extra regulation that they aren’t usually used to. And let’s face it, any attempt at regulation of the Internet just doesn’t go over well with a lot of people. Is Google making the right move?
November 4, 2011 // 14:37 // 2 years ago