Mississippi Attorney General calls timeout in a battle with Google, after it files a lawsuit

After having Google's lawyers come down on him like a ton of bricks with a lawsuit, Mississippi Attorney General has called for a timeout and a "peaceful resolution."

Google filed the lawsuit after Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood sent it a 79-page subpoena, saying Google violated Mississippi laws and asked for documents, however, it was clear subpoena was written by an attorney at MPAA's law firm, Jenner & Block, and Hood only signed it.

Accusing him of doing MPAA's dirty work, Google said Hood is an admitted SOPA supporter and that he had "numerous conversations with both [MPAA] and [Jenner & Block] about this matter."

Hood said the subpoena was "an attempt to resolve some of the problems the states' chief law enforcement officers have raised," and that he is "calling a time out, so that cooler heads may prevail." He also said he would reach out to Google's legal team "to negotiate a peaceful resolution."

In response to the lawsuit, MPAA said "Google’s effort to position itself as a defender of free speech is shameful. Freedom of speech should never be used as a shield for unlawful activities."

In a Sony leaked document, MPAA discussed Google and problems that could be caused if the powerful "Goliath" went on the attack, it also made plans to counter Google's attacks.

Source: The Guardian

Report a problem with article
screen_shot_2014-11-10_at_9.33.53_am
Next Article

Microsoft Band out of stock until "early 2015" for online shoppers

lesroboticarms
Previous Article

Double amputee becomes the first person to control two robotic arms using only his brain

9 Comments - Add comment

Advertisement