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Search Engines and Legal Issues

What do Playboy and pagejacking, tarot readings and taxes all have in common? They were the subjects of ground-breaking court cases that set legal precedents for acceptable practices on the web. What do Playboy and pagejacking, tarot readings and taxes all have in common? They were the subjects of ground-breaking court cases that set legal precedents for acceptable practices on the web. 0 Comments

Legal Rulings On Image Search & Meta Tags

In the right circumstances, image search engines don't violate copyright and using another company's trademarks in meta tags isn't infringement, two separate court cases have found. In the right circumstances, image search engines don't violate copyright and using another company's trademarks in meta tags isn't infringement, two separate court cases have found. 0 Comments

Search Engine Optimization and the Law

Legal experts urge webmasters to think carefully before using tactics such as competitors' words in meta tags or buying trademarked keywords on search engines. Legal experts urge webmasters to think carefully before using tactics such as competitors' words in meta tags or buying trademarked keywords on search engines. 0 Comments

Search Engine Lawsuits O'Plenty

There's been a lot of legal action revolving around search engines recently, and especially last week. Below is a summary of the various cases. There's been a lot of legal action revolving around search engines recently, and especially last week. Below is a summary of the various cases. 0 Comments

August 99 Search Engine Briefs

HotBot has added a "Search Within" feature to its site. After you do a search, look to the right of the search box on the results page. You'll see a "Search within these results" option. Select the option, then enter new terms, and HotBot will run your query against only the pages that were found from the original search. HotBot has added a "Search Within" feature to its site. After you do a search, look to the right of the search box on the results page. You'll see a "Search within these results" option. Select the option, then enter new terms, and HotBot will run your query against only the pages that were found from the original search. 0 Comments

Excite, Netscape Sued Over Banner Ads

Playboy has followed Estie Lauder's lead in suing Excite over keyword-linked banner ads. At issue in both cases is whether Excite has the right to sell banner advertising linked to trademarked terms to anyone other than the trademark holders. Playboy has followed Estie Lauder's lead in suing Excite over keyword-linked banner ads. At issue in both cases is whether Excite has the right to sell banner advertising linked to trademarked terms to anyone other than the trademark holders. 0 Comments

Trademarks In Meta Tags OK, With Good Reason

A US court recently upheld the right for a former Playboy Playmate of the Year to use trademarked terms in her web site's meta tags, in order to properly classify the site with search engines. A US court recently upheld the right for a former Playboy Playmate of the Year to use trademarked terms in her web site's meta tags, in order to properly classify the site with search engines. 0 Comments