JACKSON, Miss. – Emails from Sony that were hacked in November have uncovered a plot devised by Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA) and six other major studios — Universal, Sony, Fox, Paramount, Warner Bros., and Disney — to stop online piracy. Their legal fight was directed at Google, saying the company allows customers to access pirated media. They also wanted to paint google negatively through a multi-year PR campaign.
According to the verge, companies directly funded attorney generals, including Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to attack google. Hood who is on board with the idea told the Huffington Host he was more concerned about people gaining access to counterfeit drugs, not pirated media.
This effort to stop pirated media comes after SOPA, legislation greatly supported by the entertainment companies, failed in 2012 because of public backlash.