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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Feds To Push More Online Copyright Crackdowns

    The innovative use of the tools currently available to law enforcement to seize these domain names is similar to the remedy that would be specifically authorized under the bipartisan Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act for websites...

  5. United States Copyright Office Declares YouTube Remixes Are Legal

    Byron Gordon of SEO-PR interviewed Stanford Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig about copyright issues back at SES Chicago 2008. Most reporters are focused on the United States Copyright Office declaration that it is it legal to unlock or...

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

    Like copyright law, trademark ownership is location-based, and therefore must be obtained on a country-by-country basis. What's a Trademark (and Trademark Law)? Eric Goldman, assistant professor of law and director of the High Tech Law Institute at...

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

    Copyright infringement (aka "copyright violation"), as defined by Copyright Law of the United States of America, occurs when a person (i.e.the "infringer") uses someone else's copyrighted work without their permission.

  8. askSam Now Offering Searchable Databases (Free) Containing U.S. Copyright Law, The DMCA, and Every State of the Union Address Back to 1790

    Search and analyze the full text of the Copyright Law of the United States of America & related laws contained in Title 17 of the United States Code. Copyright Law (title 17 of the US Code) Passed in 1998, the DMCA is a bill designed to bring the...