Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Possible Fears of Google From Entertainment Industry

Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Possible Fears of Google From Entertainment Industry

In today’s insight into the Sony super hack and following leak, there appears to be emails detailing a fear of Google‘s growth and influence.

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The emails feature MPAA lawyers and important people from several major studios discussing a “Goliath” as an entity that has stood opposite to their collective when it comes to online piracy. “Goliath” is described as so powerful that there is concern about it fighting back against it. Their solution to the threat of “Goliath” is to boost “negative Goliath news” among other methods to slay this dragon.

Needless to say, “Goliath” sounds like Google as it is one of the largest internet-based titans and have had trouble from the MPAA and RIAA on pirated content both on YouTube and by serving as a portal to sites that allow for piracy.

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Included in the collective’s massive plan to take down is some significant money thrown for legal combat and intelligence gathering. Per month, the collective of the MPAA, Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros. are looking to put down $500,000 a year towards legal support and $70,000 for gathering ammo against “Goliath.” The emails show that the group wanted to look into setting up the attack at the state legislative level with lobbyists.

Outside of putting money to their “Goliath” war chest, the group also has Universal owner Comcast coming up with methods to block illegal documents on its internet service. There are also concerns about public backlash towards further site and illegal file blocking methods.

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Google isn’t explicitly mentioned in the emails outside of concerns about the company’s lukewarm response to anti-piracy following a Mississippi prosecutor wanting the company to take action on the site allowing for access to illegal material and trade.

So far Google hasn’t commented on any of the speculation.

SOURCE: The Verge


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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