Google Lawsuit Ties Mississippi Attorney General To MPAA
Google has filed a lawsuit that claims Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's fight against the tech company is motivated by the MPAA.By Ben Lawson | December 19, 2014
Google has filed a lawsuit against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, claiming that Hood is violating federal law with his efforts to force Google to remove links to some content.
The suit is a response to a subpoena filed by Hood in October that demands Google hand over huge amounts of records related to ads and search results. Hood is trying to prove Google "facilitates and profits from numerous illegal online activities ranging from piracy to illegal drug sales and human trafficking" through third-party content — like non-Google websites, videos or ads. (Video via The Clarion Ledger)
Google claims in its suit that Hood "took these actions following a sustained lobbying effort from the Motion Picture Association of America."