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  1. New MPAA Report Blames Google, Search Engines for Piracy

    The MPAA claimed that many of the incidents of piracy it has seen could be pinned on search engines and suggested that takedown requests have a positive impact on its members. Each of the politicians said that search companies should do more to...

  2. Google, Top Ad Networks Team With White House to Fight Piracy, Counterfeiting

    Fred Humphries, VP of US Government Affairs at Microsoft said the takedown requests that form part of the proposed best practices have worked well for Microsoft in the past. It's been our experience that a notice-and-takedown mechanism like the one...

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

    YouTube denied Viacom's allegations, saying that it respects the rights of content owners and complies with takedown requests when it gets them. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom yet another loss in the latest round of a...

  4. Google: Nearly 6 Million Requests to Remove Search Results This Month

    Earlier this month, Google announced that sites with more DMCA takedown requests would begin ranking lower in search results. Google received almost 6 million URL search removal requests in the last month as copyright holders continue their fight...

  5. Google: Sites With More DMCA Takedown Requests Will Rank Lower in Search Results

    The company said that it would be adding a number of criteria to its ranking process which will take into account the number of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown requests a site has received.

  6. 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...

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

    In a blog post, the RIAA bemoans Google's polices dealing with copyright infringement takedown requests. It accused Google of deliberately limiting the number of site takedown requests copyright holders can submit.

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

    YouTube may have been aware of infringements prior to takedown notifications, a violation of the DMCA which would possibly nullify the protections, according to Cabranes. Court of Appeals has resurrected Viacom's $1 billion copyright infringement...

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

    Although fighting online piracy is important, copyright holders alreadycan remove infringing material from the web under the DMCA notice-and-takedown procedure. Indeed, though the chief complaint amongst large content producers is that it doesn’t...

  10. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    It could really be stretching the law that someone in a position like Google/YouTube really has to do more, other than follow existing procedures for takedown. It really didn't seem that people had a fundamental understanding of where trademark and...

  11. Search and the Law: Attorney Clarke Douglas Walton

    My favorite place to send a [Digital Millennium Copyright Act” takedown notice is to the major search engines. It seems that there's an advantage that IP enforcement by the search engines has over legal jurisdiction: You can file a takedown request...