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  1. Google to Fight Piracy by Modifying Search Algorithms

    However, this year's updated report features a couple of developments, including changes to ad formats and an improved Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) demotion search signal. Google has updated its search engine algorithms in an attempt to...

  2. Google Will Alert Searchers About 'Right to Be Forgotten' Link Removals

    For example, a Google search for 'Adele MP3' shows that it has removed a number of results from that page after receiving complaints under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act," The Guardian noted.

  3. 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. In enacting the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Congress...

  4. Google: Nearly 6 Million Requests to Remove Search Results This Month

    The requests are made to Google under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA), which removes liability from the firm if it provides inadvertent access to sites offering illegal material, if they comply with requests to remove content flagged...

  5. Google: Sites With More DMCA Takedown Requests Will Rank Lower in Search Results

    The company said that it would be adding a number of criteria to its ranking process which will take into account the number of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown requests a site has received.

  6. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    After Google rejected a May 2012 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request over a photo of himself sticking his tongue out, a minority owner of the Miami Heat has sued the search engine and the blogger responsible for posting the...

  7. Google Failing on Piracy, Claims RIAA, Hollywood Agent

    We have never imposed any limit on the number of DMCA [Digital Millennium Copyright Act] notices that a copyright owner or reporting organization may send us, although we do have some technical safeguards in our trusted partner program as a...

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

    Judge Jose Cabranes reversed an earlier decision that had protected YouTube from damage claims under the safe harbour provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Court of Appeals has resurrected Viacom's $1 billion copyright...

  9. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    Don’t we have the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) already? For instance, the Digital Millennial Copyright Act of 1998 requires websites to remove links to fraudulently obtained material when the copyright holder requests it, and this...

  10. Search Industry Call to Arms: SOPA, Keyword Not Provided and Lying SEOs

    Why, they ask, is SOPA necessary when many of the provisions it is being pushed through on are already covered under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act? Mike Essex hopes to spur SEOs into action with recommendations for protesting eight issues...

  11. Viacom Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Battle YouTube on Copyright

    In June, the company promised to appeal after it lost its battle with Google-owned YouTube when a judge decided that the video-sharing was protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright...

  12. United States Copyright Office Declares YouTube Remixes Are Legal

    Most reporters are focused on the United States Copyright Office declaration that it is it legal to unlock or 'jailbreak' a mobile device from the manufacturer and network provider from which it was purchased from, which permits users to install...