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Music piracy: Google under fire

The British music trade body, BPI has requested the deletion of more illegal online music files in the six months of this year so far than in the whole of 2011.

The British music trade body, BPI has requested the deletion of more illegal online music files in the last six months than in the whole of 2011.

Now it is turning its attention to Google for listing pirate websites in search results. The trade body wants the pirate sites pushed down the search rankings.

Google says it already removes two million links a month on requests from rights holders.

Rory Cellan Jones reports.

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  • 19 Jul
  • From the section UK