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

    The suit alleged violations of the Wiretap Act, California's Right of Publicity Statute, California's Unfair Competition Law, and others, including breach of contract and commercial misappropriation. A lawsuit against Google over their universal...

  2. Yelp Sues Law Firm Over Supposedly Writing Fake Reviews

    ABC News reported that the review site is suing a small law firm in San Diego, California, for allegedly posting fake reviews on its site. In late August Yelp filed a lawsuit against McMillan Law Group, a bankruptcy and foreclosure defense law firm...

  3. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    Their current letter to FTC Chair Jon Leibowitz reiterates their position from last November: “Search is not a government-run utility, established by law and thus subject to bureaucratic oversight. As we have publicly stated previously, the search...

  4. Obama vs. Romney: Search for Next President Reveals Astonishing Facts

    Negative media attention is also present for Mitt Romney, as a single ride on the roof of the car for his Irish Setter Seamus almost 30 years ago receives more attention than any of his law initiatives as an elected official.

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

    Google recently commissioned a top first amendment rights academic to make their case that they are a media outlet, much like the New York Times, and are therefore protected by freedom of speech law. This February, they were ordered to pay $660,000...

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

    Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.that buying ads based on a competitor's name doesn't violate trademark law. Under Australian law, the court could not levy a monetary fine against Google, though they ordered that the search giant pay the plaintiff’s...

  7. Google, Apple, Microsoft Agree to Mobile App Privacy Changes

    If the companies fail to adhere to the agreement, Harris said they can be prosecuted under California's Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Law. Less than a week after a Federal Trade Commission report condemned the lack of privacy...

  8. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    Search is not a government-run utility, established by law and thus subject to bureaucratic oversight. The idea of the market system is that competition drives innovation because, as SEMPO put it, "companies are under continuous pressure to deliver...

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

    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. Google AdWords is no stranger to trademark infringement law suits.