It’s hardly surprising that Google isn’t too happy about being labeled a ‘piracy leader’ by Rupert Murdoch in his pro-SOPA tweets this weekend, but the strong language in the company’s rebuttal may cause a stir. “This is just nonsense,” a spokesperson tells CNET. “Last year we took down 5 million infringing Web pages from our search results and invested more than $60 million in the fight against bad ads…We fight pirates and counterfeiters every day.” Google adds its own thoughts on how anti-piracy legislation should be structured. “The best way to stop [pirates] is through targeted legislation that would require ad networks and payment processors – like ours – to cut off sites dedicated to piracy or counterfeiting.”

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