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  1. New MPAA Report Blames Google, Search Engines for Piracy

    Search engines bear responsibility for introducing people to infringing content – even people who aren't actively looking for it. Google doesn't appear to have made much of an effort to stop linking to download pages, according to the MPAA, and it...

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

    The goal: to curb advertising on websites that peddle copyright infringing content. While Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and others are trying to cut off sources of income for websites peddling copyright infringing content, it should also be noted that...

  3. 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.

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

    This is part of a wider campaign to tackle online infringement, which includes working together with payment facilitators (such as credit card companies) and online advertising bodies to reduce the revenue flowing to seriously infringing - often...

  5. Google Sued by Germany’s Former First Lady for Prostitution-Related Search Suggestions

    In piracy cases, companies are offered protection by Google by way of making infringing content less accessible. Kent Walker, a Google lawyer, wrote in a 2010 statement on the Google Public Policy blog, “.along with this new wave of creators come...

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

    Since we re-booted our copyright removals over two years ago, we have been given much more data by copyright owners about infringing content online," Google senior vice president of engineering Amit Singhal said in a company blog post.

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

    We conclude that the District Court correctly held that the safe harbor requires knowledge or awareness of specific infringing activity, but we vacate the order granting summary judgment because a reasonable jury could find that YouTube had actual...

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

    One of my biggest concerns under SOPA is that it would create a private cause of action for anyone who might feel that their copyright has been infringed, and allow them to contact advertisers and payment processors for the site they claim is...

  9. Google to Protest SOPA on Home Page Tomorrow

    Last year, we took down five million infringing web pages from our search results and invested more than $60 million in the fight against bad ads. Two bills currently making their way through congress -- SOPA and PIPA -- give the US government and...

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

    Even prior to notification from a third party, Internet intermediaries must be proactive to stop infringing sales when they knew or should have known that these illegal sales were occurring through one of the web sites they host," Finnerty said.

  11. Google vs. the World: A Week of Conflicts, Disputes, and Lawsuits

    However, earlier this week Google reviewed the clips and determined their removal was bogus, saying, "When we looked into this, we found the videos were not, in fact, copyright infringing, so we have put them back up, though they continue to be...

  12. YouTube Wins Case Against Viacom

    Nathan Koppel of the WSJ Law Blog observes, "Given the massive amounts of video material on YouTube -- Stanton noted that 24 hours of video are uploaded every minute -- Google must rely on copyright owners to identify infringing material...

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

    Perspective 1: Be careful linking to stuff that is potentially infringing on copyright. As they point out over at WebTVwire.com, if it's illegal to link to copyright material, does that mean it's illegal to write an infringing Web address on a...