...And in other news, anyone who uses Google could easily find out why internet censorship sucks.
" Large internet companies should do more to prevent people from ending up on pirate sites, that â€˜s their obligation, according to the MPAA"?
Seriously, why are companies like Google automatically "obligated" to do anything for the MPAA? If a person chooses to pirate, that's not the entire Internet's problem, neither is it the problem of any third-party companies. Saying that Google is "obligated" to stop piracy is like saying that We're "obligated" to only buy MPAA movies (as opposed to indie films) to make up for profits lost from piracy.
When people get fat eating McDonald's, their health care providers never threaten the fast-food giant, even though said giant is causing the health care company to loose money curing people's health-related issues. Likewise HP wouldn't get blamed if I use an HP computer to hack military computers, and leak important secrets (not that I ever would).
Also, if some people weren't really looking for material to pirate, they probably won't want to engage in piracy. That said, wtf is the problem?!!! Pirates often know where to get pirated material anyway, so removing "bad" websites probably wouldn't make any real difference.