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  1. Yelp: Court Ruling on Anonymous Customer Reviews 'Could Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech'

    The Virginia state Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the carpet cleaning company and insisted that Yelp must reveal the names of those users that otherwise would have remained anonymous. This ruling also shows the need for strong state and federal...

  2. Google NSA Relationship Secrecy Continues Despite Courts Efforts

    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. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia.

  3. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google, first filed in 2009 and dismissed by a Virginia court in August 2010, has been revived by a federal appeals court. The appeals court ruling will be one to watch.

  4. Court: Google Image Search Didn’t ‘Irreparably Harm’ Perfect 10’s Porn Business

    Adult website and magazine Perfect 10 has failed to prove to a federal appeals court that Google nearly drove it to bankruptcy by indexing and showing thumbnail images of Perfect 10’s nude female models in Google Image search results for free.

  5. Google vs. the World: A Week of Conflicts, Disputes, and Lawsuits

    Language software company Rosetta Stone, which sued Google in 2007 over trademark infringement and lost in August, is taking their case to appeals court, paidContent reported: In its appeal, Rosetta Stone argues that the Virginia federal district...

  6. YouTube Wins Case Against Viacom

    Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as soon as possible. David Lieberman of USA TODAY says, "Entertainment companies may find it harder to keep movie and TV show clips from circulating for free online after a federal judge on Wednesday threw...

  7. Federal Court Dismisses Online Travel Hotel Tax Suit

    Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has dismissed a suit brought forth by Pitt County, North Carolina (Greenville, NC is located there for those who are NC-challenged) to charge online travel sites such as Expedia and Travelocity for hotel...

  8. Google Appeals Federal Judge's Orkut Ruling

    Google claims the "federal civil court did not have the proper authority" for such information. The International Herald Tribune reports that Google has appealed a federal judge's order to hand over the IP address information to Brazilian authorities.