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  1. Google Censorship Ruling in Canada Has Worldwide Implications

    One Canadian court ruling would have you believe that global control is the answer. The Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled in favor of Equustek Solutions and issued a temporary injunction. In May, Argentinian model Maria Belen Rodriguez took...

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

    A U.S.court has ordered local business review website Yelp to reveal the names of seven of its anonymous reviewers. The court ordered Yelp to comply in order to ascertain whether this is the case. Hadeed pressed, Yelp resisted, and chose to ignore...

  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

    Five Facebook members brought the case forward, though nearly one in three U.S.citizens could have joined in, said related court documents. Facebook has been ordered to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit over Sponsored Stories.

  5. Google Not Responsible for Policing YouTube Content: French Court

    So says a judgment by a court in France in the case of TF1, France’s largest television network, against YouTube and parent company Google. Stateside, a U.S.second circuit court of appeals panel overturned a judgment in YouTube’s favor in April...

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

    Under Australian law, the court could not levy a monetary fine against Google, though they ordered that the search giant pay the plaintiff’s court costs. Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google, first filed in 2009 and...

  7. Google Engages in Misleading, Deceptive Conduct with AdWords: Australian Court

    They were ordered to pay the ACCC’s court costs, but no financial penalty is warranted under the Trade Practices Act. Google has lost an Australian court case on appeal after the original decision in their favor was overturned today.

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

    However, in January of this year, a French court ordered Google to pay a $65,000 fine and remove the word “escroc” (crook) as an Autocomplete suggestion for the name of the plaintiff in that case. The man’s lawyer, Hiroyuki Tomita, told Japan Times...

  9. Google Won't Erase Links to Max Mosley Hooker Orgy Stories, So He Sues

    So.a court decided it wasn’t right for News of the World to label the orgy “Nazi” in nature. His previous judgment against News of the World in London’s High Court awarded him £60,000. We've been saying to Google, you shouldn't do this, this...

  10. Google Forced to Release WikiLeaks Volunteer's Gmail Info

    Google and Sonic.net, a small Internet service provider, have been forced to hand a WikiLeaks volunteer’s email information to the U.S.government under a secret and controversial court order. The court order pertained to the emails of WikiLeaks...