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Warner Bros. asked Google to take down its own site for copyright infringement


Apparently, Warner Bros. thinks it's its own worst enemy. 

Wait, what?

The movie studio hired an anti-piracy group called Vobile to hunt down and report any illegal uploads of its movies.

The problem: Vobile got a little overzealous and flagged videos posted to Warnerbros.com, according to Torrent Freak.

The same report also flagged Amazon.com, Sky Cinema (a paid European on-demand video service) and IMDB.  Google opted to ignore the latter three reports but is still investigating Warnerbros.com. The studio has not yet commented on the issue.

The full report

You can see the full Digital Millennium Copyright Act report here.

It's not clear how effective Vobile's efforts were, considering a quick YouTube search for "warner bros movies" turns up a definitely-not-legal upload of "Batman vs. Superman" almost immediately. 

The irony was not lost on Twitter. 

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Do film studios go too far to try and stop piracy?

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