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Google has published the latest version of its How Google Fights Piracy report, detailing its recent antipiracy activities.


  • In addition to updating some of the facts and figures presented in the 2014 edition, the latest report explains how Google’s products and services have created opportunities for creators around the world and how the company has targeted those that have misused its services to commit copyright infringement.
  • Reaction to the report from music industry bodies was swift. Both the IFPI and the BPI commented that Google has the resources and expertise to do much more than it currently does to limit the amount of recorded music accessed without permission on its platforms.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest report by Google on how it deals with piracy on its services.
  • Assesses music industry reaction to the report.

Key questions answered

  • How does Google try and limit copyright infringements through its services?
  • Why does the music industry dispute Google's claims?

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  • Summary
  • Google forced to defend its position on piracy
  • Promoting YouTube, search, and advertising
  • The music industry disputes Google’s claims


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