Because online piracy is free speech…and sending e-mails (anti-spam), malware (anti-virus/anti-spyware/anti-malware), creating and controlling botnets (blocking IP addresses, cleaning end-user’s PCs) and conducting phishing activities (anti-phishing) is not?
Because Google’s fight against online piracy may create false positives…and anti-spam measures, anti-virus/anti-spyware/anti-malware measures, blocking a botnet’s IP addresses & cleaning or disconnecting infected end-user’s PCs and the implementation of anti-phishing measures do not?
If takedown requests are nothing more than accusations of copyright infringement, and the EFF considers it a problem that no court or other umpire confirms that the accusations are valid, then how about automated spam/phishing/malware removal tools? Or automated walled gardens for that matter?
EFF’s response to anti-piracy measures announced by Google:
Historic Moment. Google To Support Fight Against Online Piracy And Is Even Willing To Change Its Search Algorithm