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  1. How to Find Free Images With Google's Advanced Image Search

    It must first, make sense and correlate with what the post is about and second, not infringe on any copyright laws. This step is highly recommend as other webmasters and bloggers could have removed the copyright and metadata from the image and re...

  2. 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. A decision made by the CJEU will also apply to all other member states, which also would have...

  3. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    Investigative journalism, thanks to recent technological advances, may take the form of an individual - the blogger - publishing content on their own channel - the blog - and yet still finding protection under freedom of speech and fair use laws.

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

    If Google truly doesn't want its search results directing people to materials that violate copyright laws, more should be done to address this problem. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is urging Google to make some changes to...

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

    There’s no need to require American social networks, blogs, and search engines to censor the Internet or undermine the existing laws that have enabled the Web to thrive, creating millions of U.S.jobs.

  6. 10 Ways Rehashed Content Fails Your Website

    If you duplicate content from elsewhere online word for word, you risk falling foul of copyright laws or duplicated content filtering for that single page. Now, more sophisticated algorithms and the rise of social media mean the web is a far more...

  7. How to Create Ethical Linkbait from Public Information

    One needs to review copyright laws to find out what is free. Try something funny like compiling crazy outdated laws from each state. Remember before publishing anything online make sure to carefully review copyright law for the country of origin...

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

    This appears to be the first case where jurors found the internet service provider liable for contributory infringement of the copyright laws. Warning to all SEO consultants: you better read the copy you're working on and understand if it's...

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

    Despite this and the fines given out in France - the sum equals about 10 peoples' salaries who could never deal with the millions of newly uploaded information hourly - the challenge is going to be filtering by country and laws.

  10. Google Adds Republican Lobbyist

    Google's issues included: patent reform; online copyright laws; music licensing; privacy and data security; free speech; censorship; online competition; Internet security; tax laws; high-speed Internet access; and cloud computing.

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

    If Torrent-Finder fights the decision one wonders how this will impact laws if they get a ruling in their favor. The section notice posted at the domains taken down for hosting torrents and a torrent search engine - Torrent-Finder.com goes on to...

  12. Did Senator Wyden Save The Internet?

    Tim Berners-Lee, the web's creator, called these proposed laws a blight on society. There is - well make that was - a new internet censorship bill being considered in Washington DC - Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act (COICA...

  13. United States Copyright Office Declares YouTube Remixes Are Legal

    So, it appears that the Copyright Office agrees with Lessig that copyright laws need to be changed. Lawrence Lessig on Copyright laws at SES Chicago 2008 Most reporters are focused on the United States Copyright Office declaration that it is it...

  14. Top Stories at SES Chicago 2009 on Day 1

    News Corp is talking about changing fair use and changing the copyright laws to protect their way of business. The top story at SES Chicago 2009 on Day 1 was a no-brainer. It was the opening keynote by Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do?

  15. Revised Google Book Settlement Addresses Rightsholders Issues

    The Registry may ask the court after 10 years to distribute these funds to nonprofits benefiting rightsholders and the reading public, and may provide abandoned funds to the appropriate government authority in compliance with state property laws.