The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst Lyons George and consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition Lyons and Austin discuss a very protective corporate maneuver by one of the world's largest tech companies. Think Google's protest of the SOPA and PIPA acts were purely in the spirit of public interest? Think again. Lyons George explains why.

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