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

    Hadeed pressed, Yelp resisted, and chose to ignore a county court order, and an additional court was charged with ruling. Consequently, Hadeed alleged that the negative reviewers were not actual customers; instead, the Doe defendants falsely...

  2. Google Wins Book Lawsuit: Judge Rules Digitization Service 'Fair Use'

    The Authors Guild said it would appeal the decision: "We disagree with and are disappointed by the court's decision today," the Guild's director Paul Aitken said. This case presents a fundamental challenge to copyright that merits review by a...

  3. Opinion: Search Engines Not Responsible for Deleting Personal Data From Index

    Google doesn't have to delete sensitive personal information from its search engine index, according to a recommendation to the European Court of Justice. Google's vindication came in a recommendation to the Court of Justice by advocate general...

  4. 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...

  5. Weekly Rundown: Lost Google Image Search Traffic, Facebook Search Ads & More

    Google Video trial to continue to Italian supreme court – PCWorldProsecutor claims three Google execs should be held accountable for a posted video that showed a handicapped student being bullied. Google gets consumer service ultimatum from German...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Google Will Pay Oracle $0 In Damages in Android Copyright Case

    But the court rejected Oracle's other claims, most notably whether Google had copied 37 of Java's application programming interfaces. By agreeing to settle for zero damages, Oracle looks to be tying up loose ends so that it can launch an appeal...

  9. Google NSA Relationship Secrecy Continues Despite Courts Efforts

    The Federal Appeals Court has upheld the National Security Agency's decision not to release information confirming or denying if they have a relationship with Google. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia.