Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Tuesday September 15, 2015

Google Taken to Court to Uncloak eBook Pirates

The fact that Google won't hand over the identity of this pirate normally wouldn't be that newsworthy. What makes this story interesting is that, not only was the pirate making money selling illegal eBooks, the search giant also profited from those sales.

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has taken Google to court in an effort to obtain the personal details of one of its users. The account in question had been selling 'pirate' eBooks on Google Play but despite responding to BREIN's complaint by shutting down further sales, Google is refusing to hand over its user's identity.

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