Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our House testimony on combating copyright infringement



This morning the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet will take up an issue of critical importance to Google and the entire information economy: how to combat copyright infringement online and the sale of counterfeit goods.

Kent Walker, our senior vice president and general counsel, will testify before the subcommittee and will offer recommendations for how to punish rogue foreign websites that violate copyright while protecting legitimate technologies and businesses. He’ll also share several ways Google combats infringement including our Content ID system on YouTube, our efforts to make copyright work better online, and our work to keep counterfeiters our of our ads system.

The hearing will be live-streamed on the committee’s website at 10:45 am EDT. You can read Kent’s full testimony here.

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