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  1. The Dirty Lawsuit Could be First of its Kind in Reputation Management

    A search of the DMCA copyright violation notices at chillingeffects.org will show that several individuals have unsuccessfully tried to remove content by sending copyright violation notices to Google (and presumably The Dirty), but most of the...

  2. Another Loss for Viacom in Endless YouTube Copyright Legal Battle

    The court today reaffirmed an established judicial consensus that the DMCA protects web platforms like Youtube that work with rightsholders and take appropriate steps to remove user-generated content that rightsholders notify them is infringing.

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

    Earlier this month, Google announced that sites with more DMCA takedown requests would begin ranking lower in search results. Google received almost 6 million URL search removal requests in the last month as copyright holders continue their fight...

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

    The company said that it would be adding a number of criteria to its ranking process which will take into account the number of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown requests a site has received.

  5. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    After Google rejected a May 2012 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request over a photo of himself sticking his tongue out, a minority owner of the Miami Heat has sued the search engine and the blogger responsible for posting the...

  6. Google Failing on Piracy, Claims RIAA, Hollywood Agent

    We have never imposed any limit on the number of DMCA [Digital Millennium Copyright Act] notices that a copyright owner or reporting organization may send us, although we do have some technical safeguards in our trusted partner program as a...

  7. Understanding Negative SEO & How to Defend Your Website

    DMCA removal requests: This is, by far, is the most effective and scary negative SEO tactic. Targeting a site’s most valuable backlinks, a competitor sends emails notifying the webmaster that the page containing a link to your site is considered a...

  8. YouTube-Viacom Copyright Lawsuit Resurrected by Appeals Court Ruling

    Judge Jose Cabranes reversed an earlier decision that had protected YouTube from damage claims under the safe harbour provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). YouTube may have been aware of infringements prior to takedown...

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

    Don’t we have the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) already? Although fighting online piracy is important, copyright holders alreadycan remove infringing material from the web under the DMCA notice-and-takedown procedure.

  10. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    They cannot adjudicate Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) violation claims. The DMCA Debacle Because the goods are all virtual, this very often comes down to an accusation of intellectual property (IP) theft, which falls under the purview of...

  11. Viacom Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Battle YouTube on Copyright

    In June, the company promised to appeal after it lost its battle with Google-owned YouTube when a judge decided that the video-sharing was protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright...

  12. United States Copyright Office Declares YouTube Remixes Are Legal

    Most reporters are focused on the United States Copyright Office declaration that it is it legal to unlock or 'jailbreak' a mobile device from the manufacturer and network provider from which it was purchased from, which permits users to install...