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Google has published the latest version of its How Google Fights Piracy report, which details the search giant’s anti-piracy activities.


  • The timing of the report has coincided with discussions by European legislative institutions over the passage of the Copyright Directive, particularly the provisions to place greater responsibility on online services to monitor copyright infringing content.

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  • Details the different views on the role and worth of YouTube in the current digital music sector.
  • Explains both sides' arguments and provides an update on the passage of the European Copyright Directive.

Key questions answered

  • What is YouTube doing to lobby support behind its opposition to Article 13 of the European Copyright Directive?
  • What do YouTube chiefs believe are the music industry's mistakes when criticizing the online video service?

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  • Summary
  • Google anti-piracy report prompts usual music industry criticism
  • European Parliament sticks to its principles
  • YouTube urges users to save their internet


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