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DGA President’s Pro-SOPA, Anti-Google Rant Last Night

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18:  Protesters demonstrate against the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) outside the offices of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on January 18, 2012 in New York City.  The controversial legislation is aimed at preventing piracy of media but those opposed believe it will support censorship.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

At last night's awards ceremony, Directors Guild of America president Taylor Hackford did not mince words when he went after the opponents of the SOPA and PIPA anti-online-piracy bills, which were shelved following Blackout Wednesday two weeks ago, blaming their current limbo status on "outright lies spread by Google and other technology companies whose business models are made all the more profitable if the work of the people in this room is stolen, made available on the Internet for free." But Hollywood is not backing down. "We remain undeterred by last week's events," he told the audience, "not only for those of you here tonight but also for future filmmakers who we hope will be winning DGA Awards in the years to come. Stay tuned."

Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images