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  1. 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...

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

    Still, Internet users searching for information about her see her name alongside “prostitute,” “escort,” and “red light district,” when typing Bettina Wulff into the Google search bar. In another case, an Argentina court ruled Google must censor...

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

    District Court Judge William Alsup said Google "failed to comply" with his order of August 7 in the firm's patent litigation with enterprise database and applications vendor Oracle. The Court is concerned that the parties and/or counsel herein may...

  4. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    District Judge Lucy Koh said the plaintiffs had shown economic injury could occur through Facebook's use of their names, photographs, and likenesses. Five Facebook members brought the case forward, though nearly one in three U.S.citizens could have...

  5. Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Seeks $15 Billion

    The lawsuit, filed in the Northern California District Court, alleged that the company knowingly infringed on user privacy when it used browser cookies to track activity. Facebook said the claims were without merit and the social network would be...

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

    We conclude that the District Court correctly held that the safe harbor requires knowledge or awareness of specific infringing activity, but we vacate the order granting summary judgment because a reasonable jury could find that YouTube had actual...

  7. Google Reviews Japanese Court Order Demanding Removal of Autocomplete Terms

    Tokyo District Court granted an injunction against the search giant on March 19, though the anonymous man behind the petition won’t have his way quite yet. However, in January of this year, a French court ordered Google to pay a $65,000 fine and...

  8. Judge Orders ALL Search Engines, Social Networks to De-index Seized Websites

    A Nevada District Court case has ruled in favor of Chanel, allowing the company to take down over 800 domain names that sell counterfeit products. Some feel this judge was extending well beyond his jurisdiction for a District Court ruling by...

  9. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    District Court, Western District of Washington, case number 01CR00310RSL- and this information is public- call them yourself if you want) was submitted alleging that zFire (Mike Prime) had violated his conditions of supervision by:

  10. SEO Fined More Than Site Owner of Counterfeit Merchandise Site

    District Court for South Carolina ordered Bright Builders to pay $770,750 in statutory damages and Christopher Prince, owner of the web site, $28,250, according to lawyers for the plaintiff, Cleveland Golf Company Inc," InternetRetailer noted.

  11. Court: Bidding on Competitor's Name OK in AdWords, adCenter

    The district court was faced with the issue of whether Network Automation's usage of ActiveBatch in AdWords was legal. Buying ads based on a competitor's name doesn't violate trademark law, a court has ruled, overturning a lawsuit over AdWords and...