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  1. Google to Fight Piracy by Modifying Search Algorithms

    However, this year's updated report features a couple of developments, including changes to ad formats and an improved Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) demotion search signal. The update will mean piracy sites are less likely to appear when...

  2. How to Find Free Images With Google's Advanced Image Search

    This step is highly recommend as other webmasters and bloggers could have removed the copyright and metadata from the image and re-uploaded without the owner's permission. It must first, make sense and correlate with what the post is about and...

  3. Google: Nearly 6 Million Requests to Remove Search Results This Month

    Google received almost 6 million URL search removal requests in the last month as copyright holders continue their fight against sites offering copyrighted content for download. The requests are made to Google under the Digital Millennium Copyright...

  4. Google: Sites With More DMCA Takedown Requests Will Rank Lower in Search Results

    Google has announced an update to its search ranking algorithm that will demote sites serving pirated content, in a move that should please copyright holders who have long called for this move. Since we re-booted our copyright removals over two...

  5. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    Content creators, law professors, copyright holders, philosophers, the MPAA, and the RIAA, there’s a place at the table for them,” Hedger said. It can’t just be up to the copyright holders. Don’t we have the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA...

  6. How the Wal-mart Grinch Stole Black Friday Link Love

    It's the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Perspective 1: Be careful linking to stuff that is potentially infringing on copyright. The 512 "safe harbor" is there to typically let hosting companies off the hook for legal liability, as long as they...

  7. Google on Global Search Standards: Thanks, But No Thanks

    Google's stance is that they are simply connecting to user's sites and therefore not violating copyright laws. They want to be found by the millions of Google searchers, but they want Google to pay for indexing - and caching - copyrighted content.

  8. Search and the Law: Professor Eric Goldman

    What are your thoughts on the Viacom lawsuit with Google (over its own copyright infringed content appearing throughout YouTube), and Google now changing its past position of claiming no responsibility to now taking proactive measures to prevent...

  9. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    Something as simple as taking copyrighted text and putting it white-on-white on a different page without authorization of the copyright owner – people now know was clearly a copyright violation, in addition to what was then termed as spamming the...

  10. Search and the Law: Attorney Clarke Douglas Walton

    On the other hand, Viacom argues that Google is knowingly building its business (with YouTube) on the back of copyright owners, using their copyrighted content unlawfully. The increase of user-generated content online has resulted in a heavy rise...

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

    Goldman advises registering your copyright within 3 months of the original copyrighted work's first publication. Preparing for a copyright lawsuit Make certain you own the copyright of whatever you are filing to take down.