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  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

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

    YouTube may have been aware of infringements prior to takedown notifications, a violation of the DMCA which would possibly nullify the protections, according to Cabranes. Judge Jose Cabranes reversed an earlier decision that had protected YouTube...

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

    Although fighting online piracy is important, copyright holders alreadycan remove infringing material from the web under the DMCA notice-and-takedown procedure. Ambiguity in the definitions of domestic vs.foreign sites and “facilitates or enables...

  8. Beast Wars: The Bunny People vs. The Horse People

    In the midst of all of this, Linden Lab got caught in the middle between the warring factions as DMCA takedown notices and counterfilings flew overhead. Despite estimates that virtual goods will become a $10 billion industry this year, it often...

  9. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 2)

    There are two things that Chaurand-Fraser warns NOT to do when sending a DMCA takedown notice to a search engine. Don't send DMCA takedown notices out just to intimidate the OSPs, your competitors, or people exercising fair use.

  10. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 1)

    While copyright owners have traditionally used cease-and-desist letters or DMCA letters against alleged infringers, search marketers can benefit more by filing a DMCA takedown notice with the middleman – the online service provider (OSP) featuring...