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

    Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn’t being infringed. SOPA and PIPA are badly drafted legislation and won’t be effective at their stated goal – to stop copyright infringement.

  2. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    They cannot adjudicate Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) violation claims. Yet this is one of the many problems with which Linden Lab as a global virtual platform have struggled. Speaking of ongoing international problems, there is the problem...

  3. Despite Legal Woes, Google Teams with Italy for Book Digitization

    Google is partnering with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage to digitize up to 1 million out-of-copyright books. Though, considering how the Google Books settlement is still held up in a long legal process in the U.S.and Google's current...

  4. Top ten stories from SES Chicago 2008 for Day 3

    Stanford Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig, who gave the opening keynote at SES Chicago 2008 on Monday, talks about the problems and shortcomings of current copyright laws and discusses solutions on how to revise copyright laws to end the war...

  5. SearchDay: It Pays to Link Consistently

    Google to Viacom: Don't Turn YouTube into SueTubePosted by Kevin HeislerGoogle, YouTube's owner, claims the $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit questioning YouTube's ability to keep copyrighted material off YouTube.com threatens the free...

  6. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    It really didn't seem that people had a fundamental understanding of where trademark and copyright laws might come into play. Wilcox, co-chair of Baker Hostetler's national intellectual property litigation practice, which includes managing and...

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

    Search marketers will almost certainly run into copyright issues at some point in their careers. The most important section for SEMs to pay heed to is section 512(d), which states that online copyright infringement applies to "hyperlinks, online...