Movie Studios Fire Shot at Search Engines Over Piracy

After several months of apparent peace between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, the movie studios’ trade association took a shot at several leading technology companies on Wednesday.

The Motion Picture Association of America released a report sharply critical of the role Google and other search engines play in online piracy of movies and television programs. It was the first major flare-up between entertainment and tech companies since the failure of the Stop Online Piracy Act early last year.

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