London – The BPI, Britain’s record label trade group, has
written to Google asking that it remove links to file-hosting sites such as
Megaupload and MediaFire — which are used in some cases to share copyrighted
music, CNET News.com reports.
The notice, sent under the auspices of the U.S.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), states that "part of [BPI’s] work
involves monitoring the internet and taking action against persons that use,
facilitate, enable and/or authorise the use of material in a manner that
infringes the rights of the members of
CNET notes that the only similar incident occurred when Google
complied with a request to remove a link to The Pirate Bay last October — only
to quickly reinstate the link and say its removal was a mistake. Google
declined to comment on the story for CNET.