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  1. The Dirty Lawsuit Could be First of its Kind in Reputation Management

    A search of the DMCA copyright violation notices at chillingeffects.org will show that several individuals have unsuccessfully tried to remove content by sending copyright violation notices to Google (and presumably The Dirty), but most of the...

  2. Another Loss for Viacom in Endless YouTube Copyright Legal Battle

    The court today reaffirmed an established judicial consensus that the DMCA protects web platforms like Youtube that work with rightsholders and take appropriate steps to remove user-generated content that rightsholders notify them is infringing.

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

    Earlier this month, Google announced that sites with more DMCA takedown requests would begin ranking lower in search results. Google received almost 6 million URL search removal requests in the last month as copyright holders continue their fight...

  4. Why 7 Search Results in Google Should be Your Brand New Lucky Number

    Perhaps the recent DMCA ranking announcement also plays in a bit here, as Google is looking to tighten up how they serve brands by surfacing good data from sites that serve high quality information – and eliminating reputation management issues.

  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

    Katz has included Google in the lawsuit this time because he filed a DMCA request over the picture of him sticking his tongue out and they refused to bow to his demand for censorship. After Google rejected a May 2012 Digital Millennium Copyright...

  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). YouTube may have been aware of infringements prior to takedown...

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

    Ambiguity in the definitions of domestic vs.foreign sites and “facilitates or enables”, to the extent that even sites compliant with DMCA safe harbor provisions may still be vulnerable. Private right of action that may enable entities to bypass the...