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

    Having a federal judge curating a multibillion-page search index is a little like putting a finger in the hole of the dam without realizing there are 100 more holes draining the same lake," says Skrenta.

  2. Feds Go All In Against Online Poker Sites, Seize Domains, Issue Warrants

    In the indictment, federal prosecutors say they arranged for payment processors with bank accounts in the US to receive payments from US gamblers and disguise them as payments for products such as jewelry or golf balls.

  3. Homeland Security Seized Torrent Domain That Gave Same Results Google Still Does

    The section notice posted at the domains taken down for hosting torrents and a torrent search engine - Torrent-Finder.com goes on to state: "Willful copyright infringement is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time offenders of up to...

  4. Lawrence Lessig Calls for the Demolition of the FCC

    His keynote speech at SES Chicago was appropriately academic, demonstrating the obvious need for archaic federal regulations to be updated for the YouTube hybrid generation. Lessig wants the FCC replaced by a government regulation agency he dubs...

  5. SearchDay | Will Social Networks Become the New Inbox?

    Microsoft, Google and Apple Being Sued Over Icon Navigation Posted by Frank Watson Dec 26, 2008 A lawsuit was filed in Arizona Federal court against Microsoft, Google and Apple by Cygnus Systems, Inc.over use of their just granted patent for...

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

    Registration of an online work for copyright is provided by the federal government at the U.S. Sites that qualify as OSPs in the eyes of the federal government include: The DMCA is fully enforceable by law, with civil suits able to be filed in...

  7. Daily SearchCast, August 17, 2006: Hot Search Blogs; GoogleTalk Gets New Features; Filing Time For Yahoo Click Fraud Settlement; Beaming Up Google Engineers & More!

    Yesterday, the Federal Rights Group It was ironic that companies whose existence depends on freedom of information and expression have taken on the role of censor, even in cases where the Chinese government makes no specific demands for them to...

  8. Full Text Reports from the Congressional Research Service on Internet Privacy, Net Technology, and Protecting Children from "Unsuitable Material"

    Federal legislation (and related issues) dealing with Internet privacy, Internet technology, and the protection of children from "unsuitable material on the web," here are a few research reports from the non-partisan and highly respected...

  9. Bush Administration Demands Search Data; Google Says No; AOL, MSN & Yahoo Said Yes

    Getting a list of all searches in one week definitely would let US federal government dig deep into the long tail of porn searches. That's easy enough, since as I noted above, the government didn't request any personal information.

  10. Governments Ask Google to Turn a Blind Eye

    Leonid Sazhin, an analyst for the Federal Security Service, the Russian security agency that succeeded the K.G.B.was quoted by Itar-Tass as saying: "Terrorists don't need to reconnoiter their target. Thai security officials said they intended to...

  11. The Search Engine Update, Oct. 4, 1999, Number 62

    In September, the US Federal Trade Commission made a landmark move in establishing some jurisdiction over search engine results. That's a big deal, which we'll look at below, but the real story is that this is the first time a government agency has...

  12. The Search Engine Report, Oct. 4, 1999, Number 35

    In September, the US Federal Trade Commission made a landmark move in establishing some jurisdiction over search engine results. That's a big deal, which we'll look at below, but the real story is that this is the first time a government agency has...

  13. The Search Engine Report October 4, 1999 - Number 35

    In September, the US Federal Trade Commission made a landmark move in establishing some jurisdiction over search engine results. That's a big deal, which we'll look at below, but the real story is that this is the first time a government agency has...

  14. FTC Steps In To Stop Spamming

    In September, the US Federal Trade Commission made a landmark move in establishing some jurisdiction over search engine results. That's a big deal, which we'll look at below, but the real story is that this is the first time a government agency has...

  15. FTC Steps In To Stop Spamming

    In September, the US Federal Trade Commission made a landmark move in establishing some jurisdiction over search engine results. This isn't the first legal action involving search engine results, just the first filed by a government agency.