engine - 4:09 pm on Jul 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
Brian May, Pete Townsend, Elton John and Others Attack Google Over Piracy [telegraph.co.uk]
Pete Townshend of The Who and Brian May of Queen today lead a group of rock and pop stars in a public attack on internet search engines like Google for helping users get access to pirate copies of their music. Search engines must “play their part in protecting consumers and creators from illegal sites,” the signatories say, adding that broadband companies and online advertisers must also do more to prevent piracy.
The stars’ letter points out that the London Olympics will put new global attention on Britain’s creative industries, and argues that the country is well-placed to increase its exports from the music industry.