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  1. Google Wins Book Lawsuit: Judge Rules Digitization Service 'Fair Use'

    It advances the progress of the arts and sciences, while maintaining respectful consideration for the rights of authors and other creative individuals, and without adversely impacting the rights of copyright holders," he said, adding that it had...

  2. Google, Top Ad Networks Team With White House to Fight Piracy, Counterfeiting

    An appropriate notice-and-takedown system - that requires rights holders to identify specific instances of infringement and online services to respond promptly and appropriately to such notices - can address infringement while still respecting...

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

    In enacting the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Congress effectively balanced the public interest in free expression with the rights of copyright holders. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom yet another loss in the latest...

  4. Google Accused of Being Too Slow to Derank Pirate Websites

    The Department is aware of the concerns raised by rights holders that this has not had the impact that they hoped, and, together with industry, we now need to review the effect of the technical change made by Google and consider our options," said...

  5. 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...

  6. 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. Only copyright holders know if something is authorized...

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

    It accused Google of deliberately limiting the number of site takedown requests copyright holders can submit. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is urging Google to make some changes to their copyright infringement report system.

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

    As they continue to toe the line between search engine and publisher/content curator with the launch of Knowledge Graph features, Google may well expect further legal battles and complaints from copyright holders and creators of original content.

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

    In a December 13th post called It’s Still a Blacklist and It’s Still a Disaster, the EFF pointed out that the bill still gave the Attorney General and copyright holders the right to obtain blacklist orders and offered new ambiguity as to how the...

  10. Google to Protest SOPA on Home Page Tomorrow

    Two bills currently making their way through congress -- SOPA and PIPA -- give the US government and copyright holders extraordinary powers including the ability to hijack DNS and censor search results (and this is even without so much as a proper...

  11. YouTube Wins Case Against Viacom

    The decision reaffirms the established judicial consensus that online services like YouTube are protected when they work cooperatively with copyright holders to help them manage their rights online. David Lieberman of USA TODAY says, "Entertainment...

  12. Google Fights Back in Viacom/YouTube Copyright Suit

    The DMCA balances the rights of copyright holders and the need to protect the internet as an important new form of communication. When Viacom sued Google in March for $1 billion as a result of alleged copyright infringement on YouTube, it accused...