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  1. Google Not Responsible for Policing YouTube Content: French Court

    TF1 sued YouTube and Dailymotion back in 2008 for intellectual property abuse, seeking damages for alleged copyright infringement on sports and movies that were uploaded to YouTube by users. Google recently commissioned a top first amendment rights...

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

    Google’s current AdWords policy prohibits intellectual property rights infringement by advertisers, though they note that trademarks are territorial and apply only to certain goods or services. Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.that buying ads based...

  3. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    I encourage him to continue engaging with all stakeholders to forge a balance between protecting Americans' intellectual property, and maintaining openness and innovation on the internet. The Committee remains committed to finding a solution to the...

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

    He estimates that intellectual property industries provide 19 million high-paying U.S.jobs and accounts for more than 60 percent of American exports, though the number is uncorroborated. The Protect Intellectual Property Act, or Protect IP/PIPA, is...

  5. IRS Audits Google's Off-Shore Tax Strategies

    The greatest focus is on how the company reported its intellectual property and software rights licensed abroad. This includes $1 billion saved by allocating profits to a Bermuda-based law firm (where corporate income tax is non-existent), the use...

  6. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    Because the goods are all virtual, this very often comes down to an accusation of intellectual property (IP) theft, which falls under the purview of the DMCA. Committing the criminal offense of Possession of Stolen Property 1st degree;

  7. Censoring Google is the Cure for Piracy?

    While President Obama's administration plans to increase its efforts fighting websites by seeking to make it a felony to illegally stream copyrighted works and obtain wiretaps for suspected intellectual property crimes, Congress is weighing...

  8. Virtuality & Mortality: Who Owns The Online Content We Create After We Die?

    However, this bill ultimately may pit itself against Facebook's own Terms of Service, in which people give up some control of their IP rights: "For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos ("IP content"), you...

  9. Feds To Push More Online Copyright Crackdowns

    White House intellectual property czar Victoria Espinel told a conference Monday that there will be more domain seizures for online copyright infringement, Politico reported. We are going after the piraters and counterfeiters," Espinel said at a...

  10. Baidu's Profit Increases 91% in Third Quarter 2008

    A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: our growth strategies; our future business development, results of operations...

  11. Professor Lawrence Lessig to Keynote at SES Chicago

    It goes on to say that Professor Lessig, who is the reigning authority on intellectual property in the Internet age, “spotlights the newest and possibly the most harmful culture war -- a war waged against our kids and others who create and consume...