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  1. Google Faces New Mobile Search Monopoly Antitrust Lawsuit

    District Court for the Northern District of California, these agreements were hidden and marked to be viewed only by attorneys, and it alleged that Google is in violation of a variety of federal and state antitrust laws, including the Sherman Act...

  2. Yelp: Court Ruling on Anonymous Customer Reviews 'Could Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech'

    This ruling also shows the need for strong state and federal legislation to prevent meritless lawsuits aimed solely at stifling free speech. A U.S.court has ordered local business review website Yelp to reveal the names of seven of its anonymous...

  3. Google Still Taking a Beating Over Max Mosley S&M Party Search Results

    Earlier this year, a German federal court ruled Google must restrict information in its autocomplete when it violates personal rights. Google said in a French court this week that it had removed hundreds of pages for Mosley and stands ready to...

  4. Google Boldly Rejects UK Privacy Laws in Safari Snooping Case

    Federal Trade Commission. Google has told the UK High Court that it isn't subject to UK privacy laws because it is a U.S.company. Google is in court because it danced around security settings on the Apple iPhone and collected some users' personal...

  5. Google to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle Search Query Privacy Case

    Google agreed to pay $8.5 million to a handful of nonprofits in a federal U.S.class-action settlement that claimed the search engine violated user privacy, according to MediaPost. If accepted by the court, the settlement will resolve allegations...

  6. Google Celebrates Gay Pride Month, Supports LGBT Employees

    Supreme Court decisions involving gay rights: California’s Prop 8 allowing same-sex marriage and the ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Google is celebrating gay pride month in a big way. From its internal committees to its speaker...

  7. Google News Snippets, YouTube Embedded Videos Face Legal Challenges in Germany

    The German Federal Court of Justice ruled that embedded videos don't infringe copyright under German laws, however, it could still violate European laws. Webmasters will need to be much more careful about quoting content from online German...

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

    For the second time, a federal court correctly rejected Viacom's lawsuit against YouTube. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom yet another loss in the latest round of a copyright infringement court case that has lasted six...

  9. Google Not Responsible for Content of Paid Search Ads, Australian Court Rules

    The Australian High Court’s ruling overturns a Federal Court ruling from last April, which found Google guilty of engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct in four cases between 2005 and 2008 – based on a prior court decision that found a...

  10. FTC: Google Demoting Rankings of Competing Vertical Websites is Justifiable

    As a result, the FTC announced that “Google has agreed to a Consent Order that prohibits it from seeking injunctions against a willing licensee, either in federal court or at the ITC, to block the use of any standard-essential patents that the...

  11. Vitaly Borker Gets 4 Years for Threats, Terror Used to Boost Google Rankings

    Vitaly Borker’s online reign of terror, once used as his SEO strategy, has earned the failed entrepreneur four years in federal prison. In addition to his four year federal sentence and fines/restitution, Borker was sentenced to three years...

  12. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google, first filed in 2009 and dismissed by a Virginia court in August 2010, has been revived by a federal appeals court. The appeals court ruling will be one to watch.