Email Leak Details Hollywood's Alleged Google Smear Campaign
Emails leaked in the Sony hack suggest the Motion Picture Association of America is attacking Google over its piracy response.By Evan Thomas | December 13, 2014
That Sony hack is still making news — but some of the emails leaked in the attack have more to do with Google than Sony.
A report in The Verge details a Motion Picture Association of America project codenamed Goliath, in which the MPAA works to take down a search engine that’s never explicitly named but widely thought to be Google. A large part of the plan involves siccing state attorneys general on the company.
The MPAA discusses “two options, ranging from $585,000 to $1.175 million, which includes legal support for AGs” and funds specifically to “‘amplify negative Goliath news, [and] seed media stories based on investigation and AG actions.’”