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

    We continue to believe that a jury should weigh the facts of this case and the overwhelming evidence that YouTube willfully infringed on our rights, and we intend to appeal the decision. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom yet...

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

    Judge Alsup ruled that the 37 application programming interfaces (APIs) that Oracle had claimed Google infringed were not copyrightable. District Court Judge William Alsup said Google "failed to comply" with his order of August 7 in the firm's...

  3. 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...

  4. Oracle Rejects Google’s $3 Million Offer to Settle Patent Dispute

    Ahead of an upcoming trial in April over claims that Google's Android operating system has infringed on Java patents, Google has offered to pay Oracle $3 million plus a portion of its Android platform revenue in an attempt to reach a settlement...

  5. Search and the Law: Professor Eric Goldman

    What are your thoughts on the Viacom lawsuit with Google (over its own copyright infringed content appearing throughout YouTube), and Google now changing its past position of claiming no responsibility to now taking proactive measures to prevent...

  6. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 2)

    When a search marketer notices that their copyrighted content is being infringed online (i.e.used without authorization) they must first determine if it's worth the effort to get it removed from the offending online publication.

  7. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 1)

    It was created as a means for copyright owners to easily file infringement claims without requiring the services of an attorney, and for online service providers (OSPs) hosting the alleged infringed content to have a proper process of action that...

  8. Google Book Search Wins Victory In German Challenge

    And the Court also rejected the WBG's argument that the scanning of its books in the U.S.infringed German copyright law. WBG (whose legal action was supported by the German Publishers Association as an industry model) made the decision after...