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

    Laura Covington, VP of IP Policy at Yahoo said the firm "prohibits publishers in our ad networks from selling counterfeit goods or engaging in copyright piracy", adding "we want to create and maintain a healthy online space, promote innovation...

  2. 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...

  3. 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. Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement lawsuit against...

  4. 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...

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

    The Protect Intellectual Property Act, or Protect IP/PIPA, is a similar bill that some believe is being played off against SOPA as an alternative, when in reality, many of the provisions have the same effects.

  6. 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. The licensing and copyrights being examined will come from YouTube, Postini, and Doubleclick intellectual properties that were...

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

    Many Web Writers Don’t Understand Intellectual Property Rights or Copyright I wrote my own contracts for years with private clients and had already learned a few lessons the hard way: specify deliverables and payment milestones, always get each...

  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. Google's New Approach to China: A Closer Look at the Attack Heard 'Round the Web

    To add to that, this developing security industry story extends far beyond the tech sphere with its involvement of cyber espionage, intellectual property, diplomacy, human rights, and censorship versus free speech on the Web.

  10. What Should You Do When You Get Canned?

    While there may be an exchange of intellectual property documents, most often confidentiality covenants survive any agreement termination. If you fall into this category, depending on your local laws, you may have even fewer rights.

  11. Microsoft's Net Income Increases by 2%

    Microsoft's continued ability to protect its intellectual property rights; claims that Microsoft has infringed the intellectual property rights of others; the possibility of unauthorized disclosure of significant portions of

  12. 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...

  13. Yahoo Q3 2008 Earnings: It Ain't Pretty

    This was offset by $29 million used for acquisitions and $16 million used to acquire intellectual property rights. I'm not really sure how much the economy can really be blamed for how dismal the news was.