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  1. Google Not Responsible for Policing YouTube Content: French Court

    TF1 sued YouTube and Dailymotion back in 2008 for intellectual property abuse, seeking damages for alleged copyright infringement on sports and movies that were uploaded to YouTube by users. And in 2005, they lost their appeal on the trademark case...

  2. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google, first filed in 2009 and dismissed by a Virginia court in August 2010, has been revived by a federal appeals court. At issue: whether the sale of trademarked search keywords to the...

  3. SEO Fined More Than Site Owner of Counterfeit Merchandise Site

    A federal judge in South Carolina entered a judgment against Bright Builders Inc.on counts of contributory trademark infringement and unfair trade practices for allegedly assisting in the construction and hosting of the e-commerce site...

  4. Court: Bidding on Competitor's Name OK in AdWords, adCenter

    Google AdWords is no stranger to trademark infringement law suits. Buying ads based on a competitor's name doesn't violate trademark law, a court has ruled, overturning a lawsuit over AdWords and adCenter ads displaying trademarked names.

  5. Google vs. the World: A Week of Conflicts, Disputes, and Lawsuits

    Language software company Rosetta Stone, which sued Google in 2007 over trademark infringement and lost in August, is taking their case to appeals court, paidContent reported: Late last week, the videos were taken off the site, under the guise of...

  6. Trademark Law - What Search Marketers Should Know, Part 1

    The DMCA only applies to copyrights, but we tend to follow, as an industry, the same procedures for trademark infringement – primarily because we don't have anything better, and this is what the law provides us with.

  7. Search and the Law: Professor Eric Goldman

    Because of such wide online proliferation of "benign infringement" of intellectual property in user-generated content (UGC) sites, do you think businesses will become inclined to have a more flexible stance on going after benign users?

  8. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    Take the case with trademarks search ads – if there's a likelihood of consumer confusion being caused by the particular use, then there is a possibility of a trademark infringement. One of the issues the courts are struggling with is, is there a...

  9. Search and the Law: Attorney Clarke Douglas Walton

    The increase of user-generated content online has resulted in a heavy rise of copyright and trademark infringement, most notably with the video search engine YouTube, owned by Google. The big issue in the late '90s with search was meta tags...

  10. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 1)

    It won't help you with other legal problems, such as trademark, domain, or online reputation infringement issues. The DMCA also provides legal shelter for cooperating OSPs, preventing them from being sued for damages by the copyright owner for the...