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

    Google made unauthorized digital editions of nearly all of the world's valuable copyright-protected literature and profits from displaying those works. It advances the progress of the arts and sciences, while maintaining respectful consideration...

  2. Another Loss for Viacom in Endless YouTube Copyright Legal Battle

    District Court Judge Louis Stanton has confirmed, once again, that YouTube operates well within the rules of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and therefore is protected by safe harbor. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom...

  3. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    After Google rejected a May 2012 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request over a photo of himself sticking his tongue out, a minority owner of the Miami Heat has sued the search engine and the blogger responsible for posting the...

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

    TF1 sued YouTube and Dailymotion back in 2008 for intellectual property abuse, seeking damages for alleged copyright infringement on sports and movies that were uploaded to YouTube by users. YouTube is still responsible for removing content in...

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

    Judge Jose Cabranes reversed an earlier decision that had protected YouTube from damage claims under the safe harbour provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Court of Appeals has resurrected Viacom's $1 billion copyright...

  6. Viacom Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Battle YouTube on Copyright

    In June, the company promised to appeal after it lost its battle with Google-owned YouTube when a judge decided that the video-sharing was protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright...

  7. YouTube Wins Case Against Viacom

    This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement. The decision reaffirms the established judicial consensus that online...

  8. The Big Picture -- Well-Rounded SEM for SMBs, Part 2

    Using copyright protected photos/images. Good analytics, solid SEO, and effective paid advertising will help you understand how search engines work, how users interact with your site, and how you can make what you've done even better and more...

  9. 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...

  10. Search and the Law: Attorney Clarke Douglas Walton

    Google is hanging its hat on the defense under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, that it is protected under the Safe Harbor Provisions Law. Let's say you have a copyright infringement issue, where the Web site or other infringing material is...