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  1. Google Still Taking a Beating Over Max Mosley S&M Party Search Results

    Earlier this year, a German federal court ruled Google must restrict information in its autocomplete when it violates personal rights. Google said in a French court this week that it had removed hundreds of pages for Mosley and stands ready to...

  2. Google Boldly Rejects UK Privacy Laws in Safari Snooping Case

    Federal Trade Commission. Law firm Olswang is representing the 12 plaintiffs that have banded together in the UK to seek satisfaction. In January the law firm said Google should pay UK citizens just as it was expected to pay U.S.users.

  3. Google to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle Search Query Privacy Case

    Google agreed to pay $8.5 million to a handful of nonprofits in a federal U.S.class-action settlement that claimed the search engine violated user privacy, according to MediaPost. MediaPost reported the recipients of the $8.5 million settlement...

  4. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    Meanwhile, a lawsuit was filed in federal court in Delaware against Google because “Google’s willful and knowing actions violated” federal wiretapping laws and other computer-related statutes by bypassing Safari's privacy settings, attorneys for...

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

    The Federal Government commits to collaborate with the private sector; state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; and international governments–and to provide the support and action necessary to make the Identity Ecosystem a reality.

  6. 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.

  7. Google to Viacom: Don't Turn YouTube into SueTube

    Google said YouTube was faithful to the requirements of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, saying the federal law was intended to protect companies like YouTube as long as they responded properly to content owners' claims of infringement.

  8. Courts Need Consensus on Trademark Law and Search

    Adding more confusion to the case law surrounding trademark issues and search advertising, a Sixth Circuit federal court in Kentucky found that keyword advertising is a "trademark use in commerce" under the Lanham Act.

  9. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    Back at the first legal session in 2002, I remember there being a panelist from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) dealing with the issue of consumer confusion in keyword advertising. How did the federal government get to be involved in the issue?

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

    The DMCA is fully enforceable by law, with civil suits able to be filed in federal court for both compensatory and punitive damages. Registration of an online work for copyright is provided by the federal government at the U.S.

  11. Australian Court Ruling Could Impact Search

    The full bench of the Federal Court, the country's second-highest court, has upheld a lower court ruling that Stephen Cooper, the operator of the Web site in question, as well as Comcen, the Internet service provider that hosted it, were guilty...

  12. EFF Asks FTC To Limit How Long AOL Can Store Search Records

    Federal Trade Commission to investigate I did see that you want federal laws to expand to cover them, but what happened with AOL could happen with the others as well. EFF: The public needs to know the facts about how their data is being stored...