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  1. Google Will Alert Searchers About 'Right to Be Forgotten' Link Removals

    It's unclear exactly how this will look, but the report claimed that Google might flag results similar to the way it does illegal content, such as copyright infringing material. For example, a Google search for 'Adele MP3' shows that it has removed...

  2. Google's Your Money or Your Life Search Quality Ratings: What Webmasters Need to Know

    Make sure that your footer has appropriate copyright information, so that greater could easily see the company behind the website. Make sure that your website carries the current copyright date, as it is easy to forget to update that footer to the...

  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 German Federal Court of Justice ruled that embedded videos don't infringe...

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

    The $1 billion Viacom-YouTube copyright case was reopened by an appeals court. It seems clear that Google will continue to face legal issues so long as they profit from the sale and distribution of ads that target terms trademarked by others or...

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

    It can’t just be up to the copyright holders. Don’t we have the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) already? 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...

  6. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    They cannot adjudicate Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) violation claims. What, if any legal repercussions would there be? Not necessarily about this particular case (though I'm sure people will have those, and seriously, I don't know more...

  7. United States Copyright Office Declares YouTube Remixes Are Legal

    Most reporters are focused on the United States Copyright Office declaration that it is it legal to unlock or 'jailbreak' a mobile device from the manufacturer and network provider from which it was purchased from, which permits users to install...

  8. Revised Google Book Settlement Addresses Rightsholders Issues

    Copyright Office or published in the U.K. Here's Google's official statements on those two issues: After hearing feedback from foreign rightsholders, the plaintiffs decided to narrow the class to include only these countries, which share a common...

  9. Duplicate Content -- A True Story

    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act gives you the protection you need to pursue legal recourse against those who steal your content. Copyright Your Work Library of Congress Copyright Office 101 Independence Avenue, S.E.

  10. 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 you'll find most of the search engines and online service providers doing is treating copyrights and trademarks similarly...

  11. Search and the Law: Professor Eric Goldman

    He also writes about legal issues relevant to online marketers at his Technology but it's typical that the interaction with a trademark office is more complicated than with a copyright office. You name it, and there are copyright issues inherent...

  12. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    Wilcox, co-chair of Baker Hostetler's national intellectual property litigation practice, which includes managing and litigating copyright, trademark, and e-commerce and domain name issues in both in the U.S.and internationally.