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  1. Google Accused of Being Too Slow to Derank Pirate Websites

    Google had said that it would not return "piracy" websites in its search results as an attempt to see off alleged assaults on the media cartels' most-holy copyrights. Google has been accused of not deranking so-called "piracy" websites as it...

  2. Failure to Comply: Judge Orders Google to Reveal Paid Media Relationships

    In Alsup's original ruling, he ordered Google and Oracle to hand over the names of journalists and bloggers they paid during the Java copyrights and patents lawsuit by August 17. Google has been given clarification and a deadline of Friday to...

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

    Google says it's much easier to identify and block child porn with its algorithms than figuring out who holds copyrights on video. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is urging Google to make some changes to their copyright...

  4. IRS Audits Google's Off-Shore Tax Strategies

    The licensing and copyrights being examined will come from YouTube, Postini, and Doubleclick intellectual properties that were transferred to foreign holdings. This is largely thanks to the 2003 approval of "Google Ireland Holdings," a division of...

  5. Censoring Google is the Cure for Piracy?

    Unfortunately, search engines routinely point people to rogue websites, including in situations where the customer is looking for a legitimate site," Maria Pallante, acting U.S.register of copyrights, said in prepared testimony to the House...

  6. Lawrence Lessig Calls for the Demolition of the FCC

    While Lessig makes some good points about the use of patents and copyrights, trading one government agency for another doesn't seem like a plausible solution. Just weeks before the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Lawrence...

  7. Google to Viacom: Don't Turn YouTube into SueTube

    The company said its count of unauthorized clips represents only a fraction of the content on YouTube that violates its copyrights. Viacom President and CEO Philippe Daumann joined Kevin Johnson, President of Microsoft, onstage last Wednesday at...

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

    The DMCA only applies to copyrights, but we tend to follow, as an industry, the same procedures for trademark infringement – primarily because we don't have anything better, and this is what the law provides us with.

  9. Search and the Law: Professor Eric Goldman

    The latest was in San Jose, "Copyrights and Trademarks – What Search Marketers Should Know. As part of a series looking at Internet and intellectual property law, Eric Goldman, assistant professor and director of the High Tech Law Institute at...