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

    As we have long said, Google Books is in compliance with copyright law and acts like a card catalog for the digital age, giving users the ability to find books to buy or borrow. It advances the progress of the arts and sciences, while maintaining...

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

    How the CDA Law has protected The Dirty Before At least one lawsuit has been rejected due to the CDA Law. Why the CDA Law Didn't Apply to The Dirty This Time The only exception is if the posting contains a copyrighted picture that the photographer...

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

    Webmasters will need to be much more careful about quoting content from online German publications if a new online copyright law comes into effect in Germany on August 1. The law, which targets search engines that provide snippets, originally would...

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

    Only copyright holders know if something is authorized, and only courts can decide if a copyright has been infringed: Google cannot determine whether a particular webpage does or does not violate copyright law," Singhal noted.

  5. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    So Katz is seeking damages under international law. When people malign others, the law protects them. After Google rejected a May 2012 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request over a photo of himself sticking his tongue out, a...

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

    Google recently commissioned a top first amendment rights academic to make their case that they are a media outlet, much like the New York Times, and are therefore protected by freedom of speech law. TF1 sued YouTube and Dailymotion back in 2008...

  7. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.that buying ads based on a competitor's name doesn't violate trademark law. Under Australian law, the court could not levy a monetary fine against Google, though they ordered that the search giant pay the plaintiff’s...

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

    The court delivered a definitive, common sense message – intentionally ignoring theft is not protected by the law. Court of Appeals has resurrected Viacom's $1 billion copyright infringement suit against video-sharing service YouTube.

  9. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    House Judiciary Committee), Smith and co-sponsors of the bill would like to make a law requiring proactive monitoring and retention of all IP addresses. In addition to proposing limiting retention to just child pornography investigations, some have...

  10. 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. Smith said in response to the White House’s show of opposition to the bill in its current form, "It is...

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

    Adult Magazine and Web Site Files Law Suit Against Google Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Perfect 10 failed to show a causal connection, however, by not providing a statement from any former subscribers and by not proving it was sound...

  12. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    However, Linden Lab is not a law enforcement agency or a court. They can only respond to them within the boundaries of the law. But the upshot of both discussions, in a meta sense, is how DMCA, as the "law of the west" on the digital frontier is...

  13. Google Fighting Freedom of Press in Spain, Getting Fined in France

    We're pleased that the [Spanish] court is considering asking guidance from Europe's top court on whether Spain's [data-protection agency] has overridden European law. Though freedom-of-expression provisions of Spanish law protect newspapers, legal...