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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. 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. Google has been given clarification and a deadline of Friday to...

  3. 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.

  4. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company

    District Judge Lucy Koh said the plaintiffs had shown economic injury could occur through Facebook's use of their names, photographs, and likenesses. Facebook has been ordered to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit over Sponsored Stories.

  5. Google NSA Relationship Secrecy Continues Despite Courts Efforts

    Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia. Wired reported that Judge Janice Rogers Brown, in a 3-0 opinion, sided with the government’s contention that acknowledging any records “might reveal whether the NSA investigated the threat,” or “deemed...

  6. 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...

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

    District Court Judge William Alsup, seen by the AFP. 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...

  8. 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. Even as users remain ignorantly blissful, last-ditch efforts continue to prevent Google’s new privacy...

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

    Dawson (United States District Judge in Nevada) gave Chanel permission to seize 228 domains that, Chanel claimed, were selling counterfeit goods. Some feel this judge was extending well beyond his jurisdiction for a District Court ruling by handing...

  10. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    District Court, Western District of Washington, case number 01CR00310RSL- and this information is public- call them yourself if you want) was submitted alleging that zFire (Mike Prime) had violated his conditions of supervision by:

  11. SEO Fined More Than Site Owner of Counterfeit Merchandise Site

    District Court for South Carolina ordered Bright Builders to pay $770,750 in statutory damages and Christopher Prince, owner of the web site, $28,250, according to lawyers for the plaintiff, Cleveland Golf Company Inc," InternetRetailer noted.