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  1. Google News Snippets, YouTube Embedded Videos Face Legal Challenges in Germany

    The German Federal Court of Justice ruled that embedded videos don't infringe copyright under German laws, however, it could still violate European laws. Webmasters will need to be much more careful about quoting content from online German...

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

    For the second time, a federal court correctly rejected Viacom's lawsuit against YouTube. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom yet another loss in the latest round of a copyright infringement court case that has lasted six...

  3. 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. The $1 billion Viacom-YouTube copyright case was reopened by an...

  4. Court: Google Image Search Didn’t ‘Irreparably Harm’ Perfect 10’s Porn Business

    Adult website and magazine Perfect 10 has failed to prove to a federal appeals court that Google nearly drove it to bankruptcy by indexing and showing thumbnail images of Perfect 10’s nude female models in Google Image search results for free.

  5. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    The answer is yes, he is still under supervision of the court, in the form of Federal probation. Before anyone asks, I do not know which federal investigative agency is still digging. Other activities remain under investigation by another federal...

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

    This was in a federal court so could be applied anywhere in the U.S. 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...

  7. Homeland Security Seized Torrent Domain That Gave Same Results Google Still Does

    The section notice posted at the domains taken down for hosting torrents and a torrent search engine - Torrent-Finder.com goes on to state: "Willful copyright infringement is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time offenders of up to...

  8. YouTube Wins Case Against Viacom

    David Lieberman of USA TODAY says, "Entertainment companies may find it harder to keep movie and TV show clips from circulating for free online after a federal judge on Wednesday threw out Viacom's hotly contested $1 billion copyright infringement...

  9. Google to Viacom: Don't Turn YouTube into SueTube

    Google said YouTube was faithful to the requirements of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, saying the federal law was intended to protect companies like YouTube as long as they responded properly to content owners' claims of infringement.

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

    With a growing number of trademark infringement lawsuits against search engines, and a general ignorance by state and federal legislators on the true application of trademark law itself, few legal guidelines are currently in place for search...

  11. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    So some states are trying to deal with it on their own, but it will likely not work because it's a federal issue that Congress needs to deal with. Back at the first legal session in 2002, I remember there being a panelist from the Federal Trade...

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

    Registration of an online work for copyright is provided by the federal government at the U.S. The DMCA is fully enforceable by law, with civil suits able to be filed in federal court for both compensatory and punitive damages.

  13. Australian Court Ruling Could Impact Search

    The full bench of the Federal Court, the country's second-highest court, has upheld a lower court ruling that Stephen Cooper, the operator of the Web site in question, as well as Comcen, the Internet service provider that hosted it, were guilty...