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CMS slams Google over poor piracy record

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee (CMS), which monitors the government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport policy, has openly condemned Google’s failure to tackle online piracy in a report made public yesterday.

Google blacklists Grooveshark

Unlicensed music streaming website Grooveshark has been removed from Google’s autocomplete search function, meaning it won’t appear automatically when users look for music websites through the search engine.

Copyright Consultation divides industry

The government’s Copyright Consultation ended last week, prompting responses from all corners of industry, including Google, PRS for Music and the British Library.