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  1. 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. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom...

  2. Woman Comes Up Limp Yet Again in Google Search Suggestion Fight

    District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin because "she didn't show her name has any commercial value or that Google made any use of it (commercial or not). But a three-judge appeals court panel said Google's alleged improper use of Stayart's...

  3. Google Sued by Germany’s Former First Lady for Prostitution-Related Search Suggestions

    Still, Internet users searching for information about her see her name alongside “prostitute,” “escort,” and “red light district,” when typing Bettina Wulff into the Google search bar. This time, Germany’s former First Lady, Bettina Wulff, is...

  4. 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...

  5. Google Seeks Ban on iPhone, iPad in Patent Lawsuit

    District Court, and the ITC is due to make a decision on 24 August as to whether Apple infringes on a Motorola WiFi patent. Court of Appeals judge Richard Posner dismissed patent infringement claims from both Apple and Motorola in the U.S.

  6. Google Hit With Patent Lawsuit Over Chrome for Mobile Technology

    District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleging that Google's Chrome web browser infringes patents relating to its zooming and scrolling functions. Google is being sued by California-based EMG over technologies used in its Chrome mobile...

  7. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    District Judge Lucy Koh said the plaintiffs had shown economic injury could occur through Facebook's use of their names, photographs, and likenesses. Five Facebook members brought the case forward, though nearly one in three U.S.citizens could have...

  8. 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...

  9. Google NSA Relationship Secrecy Continues Despite Courts Efforts

    Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia. 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.

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

    We conclude that the District Court correctly held that the safe harbor requires knowledge or awareness of specific infringing activity, but we vacate the order granting summary judgment because a reasonable jury could find that YouTube had actual...

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

    District Court Judge William Alsup, seen by the AFP. The web giant had offered Oracle less than 1 percent of Android revenue, but Oracle has already rejected the offer for being too low, according to reports citing a court document filed on Tuesday.

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

    Tokyo District Court granted an injunction against the search giant on March 19, though the anonymous man behind the petition won’t have his way quite yet. The man’s lawyer, Hiroyuki Tomita, told Japan Times his client “decided to seek a court...

  13. Congress Checks Into Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare iOS App Data Collection

    District Court for the Western District of Texas accusing 18 companies, including Facebook, Apple, Twitter and Yelp, of distributing privacy-invading mobile apps. Major technology brands behind more than 30 of the top Apple iPhone applications...

  14. Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

    District Judge Amy Jackson didn’t agree, and basically told EPIC it isn’t the court’s job to tell agencies like the FTC how to do their job. A federal court dismissed a lawsuit the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) brought against the U.S.

  15. Privacy Group Sues FTC to Stop New Google Privacy Policy

    The complaint was filed today in a Washington, D.C.federal district court. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is suing the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in the hopes of stopping the new Google privacy policy, which is set to become...

  16. Judge Orders ALL Search Engines, Social Networks to De-index Seized Websites

    A Nevada District Court case has ruled in favor of Chanel, allowing the company to take down over 800 domain names that sell counterfeit products. Some feel this judge was extending well beyond his jurisdiction for a District Court ruling by...