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  1. Google Wins Book Lawsuit: Judge Rules Digitization Service 'Fair Use'

    It advances the progress of the arts and sciences, while maintaining respectful consideration for the rights of authors and other creative individuals, and without adversely impacting the rights of copyright holders," he said, adding that it had...

  2. Google, Top Ad Networks Team With White House to Fight Piracy, Counterfeiting

    An appropriate notice-and-takedown system - that requires rights holders to identify specific instances of infringement and online services to respond promptly and appropriately to such notices - can address infringement while still respecting...

  3. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    He doesn’t own the rights to it; it’s not filed with the U.S.copyright image. Investigative journalism, thanks to recent technological advances, may take the form of an individual - the blogger - publishing content on their own channel - the blog...

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

    If enacted, S.968 - Protect IP Act (PIPA) and HR.3261, The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), would negatively affect all Internet-based businesses, traditional businesses that have Internet presences or divisions, marketers and advertisers, and all...

  5. Business Wire Wins Press Release SEO Patent

    Additional verbiage confirms that this isn't just the patenting of Business Wire's systems; the patent claim itself (as cited by Elevate Local) gives Business Wire rights to "a computer-implemented method comprising" (emphasis added) a variety of...

  6. Real Names: Google+, Government & The Identity Ecosystem

    Real ID systems should be of concern to anyone who believes in the Bill of Rights and our freedom of speech and to not incriminate ourselves – to live a life that isn’t monitored by entities, “private” or not.

  7. A Few Lessons I Learned About Online Writers Down on the Content Farm

    After the period of exclusivity, the company still owns usage rights and can continue to use the piece, sometimes for life. It’s a small site that sells full rights and limited usage rights articles for use online or in print.

  8. Spies, Lies & Cold Hard Cash: Second Life Erupts In a War Over Privacy

    Post or transmit viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, time bombs, cancelbots, or other computer programming routines that may harm the Service or interests or rights of other users, or that may harvest or collect any data or personal...

  9. Google Fights Claims of Bias in Instant, Local Search

    There are no squatter's rights in the search engines. In a recent report, Ben Edelman attacked Google's "use of hard-coding and other adjustments to search results gives Google an important advantage in any sector that requires or benefits from...

  10. Craigslist Ruling: Does This Extend To Our Paid Ads?

    Two years ago, the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed a suit which accused Craigslist of posting discriminatory ads under the Fair Housing Act. One level removed, publishers who use ad feeds should look at their fine print.

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

    Here's one example of an online free speech rights organization, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, suing Viacom over YouTube's takedown notice for material that even parodies Viacom's media properties, which is a legitimate fair use.

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

    It is a set of exclusive rights regulating the use of a particular expression of an idea or information. This can be either be the original author of the work (the "author" being the creator, or the creator's employer in work-for-hire situations...

  13. Google Fights Back in Viacom/YouTube Copyright Suit

    The DMCA balances the rights of copyright holders and the need to protect the internet as an important new form of communication. Google and YouTube respect the importance of intellectual property rights, and not only comply with their safe harbor...

  14. Publisher Groups To Test New Search Engine Rights Management System (Updated)

    The delegation of rights given to the search engine operators to grant permissions of access and use to search engine users (search, access, view, copy, download, etc) Gavin O'Reilly, Chairman of the W.A.N.said: “This system is intended to...