Report: Google Looking to Cut Off Funding for Pirating Sites

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Report: Google Looking to Cut Off Funding for Pirating Sites

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by: Todd Wasserman 2/19/13

Google is in talks with top credit card firms Visa and Microsoft as well as PayPal to crack down on pirating sites by removing their sources of funding, according to a report.

The search giant is in preliminary discussions for the plan, according to The Telegraph. The “radical move” would go after sites that offer links to pirated movies, music and books. If sites that are based offshore do not respond to legal challenges, then the companies would block payments from customers.

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