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 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.


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