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  1. Google Sued by Germany’s Former First Lady for Prostitution-Related Search Suggestions

    In piracy cases, companies are offered protection by Google by way of making infringing content less accessible. Clearly, the technology is there to offer the same protection for private citizens victimized by manipulation of Google’s algorithms...

  2. 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.

  3. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    Lamar Smith is trying to resurrect H.R.the Child Protection/Data Retention bill. Siwek for the Institute for Policy Innovation, The True Cost of Copyright Industry Piracy to the U.S. The Committee will continue work with copyright owners, Internet...

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

    Congress and Senate to demand an explanation from the companies who created the piracy problem as to why the solution should now be legislated on their terms, for their protection. It can’t just be up to the copyright holders.

  5. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    This week has generated a lot of questions about the responsibility of the provider of a virtual world commerce platform (in this case that would be Linden Lab) in regards to security and protection from fraud and IP theft, as well as other types...

  6. 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. The European Commission, as part of its data-protection overhaul, has proposed...

  7. Google vs. the World: A Week of Conflicts, Disputes, and Lawsuits

    We will wait and see if Google will solve the problem with the blurring," said Johannes Caspar, head of the Data Protection Agency for Hamburg. Late last week, the videos were taken off the site, under the guise of copyright infringement.

  8. SearchDay | Local Search Tactics for Tough Economic Times

    Last month, the judge threw out Universal's argument that Veoh didn't have DMCA protection because it changed the . Veoh Gets Another Victory in Copyright Case Brought by Universal Posted by Nathania Johnson Feb 6, 2009 Online video site Veoh is...

  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. Library of Congress Copyright Office 101 Independence Avenue, S.E.

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

    With a growing number of trademark infringement lawsuits against search engines, and a general ignorance by state and federal legislators on the true application of trademark law itself, few legal guidelines are currently in place for search...