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  1. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    According to the ruling, eight plaintiffs brought the class action suit against Google "on behalf of all persons and entities in the United States who acquired a Google account between August 19, 2004 and February 29, 2012 and maintained such an...

  2. Google Wins Book Lawsuit: Judge Rules Digitization Service 'Fair Use'

    This latest part began in 2012 following a judge's ruling that The Guild could file a class action lawsuit against the search giant. As we have long said, Google Books is in compliance with copyright law and acts like a card catalog for the digital...

  3. Google to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle Search Query Privacy Case

    Google released encrypted search in beta back in May 2010, prior to this class-action lawsuit, and launched it across all searches for signed-in users in 2011. Google agreed to pay $8.5 million to a handful of nonprofits in a federal U.S.class...

  4. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    The proposed class-action lawsuit accused Facebook of violating California law by featuring user “Likes” as Sponsored Stories without compensation or an opt-out option. This transaction simply brings a world-class team and a longtime technology...

  5. Judge Allows 'No Poaching' Lawsuit Against Google to Proceed

    The DOJ case and the pending class action lawsuit are separate cases. A California judge has denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit from employees claiming that a group of high profile tech companies, including Google and Apple...

  6. Lawsuit Accuses comScore of Major Privacy Violations

    While the lawsuit was filed on behalf of two plaintiffs by Chicago law firm Edelson McGuire, the case is set up to become a class action suit. Immediately after the case was filed, a comScore representative stated: "We have reviewed the lawsuit and...

  7. Ask and LookSmart Send Out Click Fraud Settlement Letters

    If you purchased online advertising from LookSmart between January 1, 2002 and the present, you may be a class member in a class-action lawsuit, Lane's Gifts and Collectibles et al.v. Seems Lane's Gifts are not the only ones getting money back from...

  8. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    So Viacom, and many others that have joined in the lawsuit since it has become a class-action lawsuit and these are now all consolidated cases, are saying that Google should be more proactive, such as being able to figure it out ahead of time...

  9. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 2)

    Eric Goldman, assistant professor of Law at Santa Clara University, director of the High Tech Law Institute, and former legal counsel for epinions.com, gave this advice for SEMs to heed before filing a lawsuit.

  10. It's Time to See What's In the PPC Sausage

    Google Agrees To $90 Million Settlement In Class Action Lawsuit Over Click Fraud, Search Engine Watch The manifesto got its name from a quote from Otto Von Bismarck, "People who enjoy eating sausage and obeying the law shouldn’t watch either being...

  11. Advertiser Files Complaint To Block Google Click Fraud Settlement

    OPT OUT OF CLICK FRAUD CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT Advertisers must decide: take the pennies offered by Google and be happy with the status quo or opt out and pursue legal restitution through a lawsuit," says Pollard.

  12. SEO Book's Aaron Wall Sued By Traffic-Power Over Revealing "Trade Secrets"

    Wall points over to the Traffic Power Sucks site, a protest site against the firm that talks about how to gain refunds, a possible class action lawsuit and advice from the site's perspective of things to watch out for.