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VOL. 126 | NO. 234 | Thursday, December 01, 2011

Google Exec: Online Piracy Bills in Congress Wrong

CHRIS WILLIAMS | Associated Press

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says Congress is taking the wrong approach to fighting online piracy.

Schmidt said after speaking at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday that the Protect IP Act making its way through the Senate simply wouldn't work with today's Internet technology.

The bill and its companion bill in the House would punish companies if copyrighted material such as songs and movies appeared on their websites.

Schmidt says that instead of going after the companies that own the sites, Congress should follow the money and go after those who post the material in the first place.

Google has joined with other high-tech giants, including Yahoo and Facebook, in opposing the legislation.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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