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  1. 5 Fast Facts about the EU's Privacy Ruling on Google

    Lee Rowlands, attorney for The American Civil Liberties Union, commented on the EU court ruling, "This result is incompatible with the right to free expression, and it would not be possible on American soil due to protections guaranteed under the...

  2. Google Algorithm Tweak Tries to Squash Mug Shot Websites

    But some journalists say this type of tampering with results is against the First Amendment. Journalists React to Regulations, Citing the First Amendment Before Google stepped in with its mighty algorithm, many states had already tried to regulate...

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

    Google recently commissioned a top first amendment rights academic to make their case that they are a media outlet, much like the New York Times, and are therefore protected by freedom of speech law. Google has no obligation to “police (YouTube...

  4. Google Commissioned Report Aims to Protect Search Engine Free Speech Rights

    First Amendment Protection for Search Engine Search Results, released in mid-April, is the work of UCLA law professor Volokh. From the outset, its purpose is clear: in drawing comparisons to newspapers and other media outlets, scholar Eugene Volokh...

  5. Does Uncensored FCC Street View Report Show Google Lied?

    The uncensored report raises questions about Google's version of history, which painted the decision as a mistake by a lone engineer (who refused to speak to the FCC by invoking the Fifth Amendment). While we disagree with some of the statements...

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

    To be clear, the report states, “The Committee rejected an amendment to limit access to IP address data to only certain crimes against children and related offenses. House Judiciary Committee), Smith and co-sponsors of the bill would like to make a...

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

    Smith introduced the Manager’s Amendment on December 12, 2011, an “amendment in nature of a substitute"; this is now the working copy of the SOPA bill. One of the changes in the amendment, for example, cut out the proposed ability to cut off a...

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

    It thus exemplifies the purpose behind the Bill of Rights, and of the First Amendment in particular: to protect unpopular individuals from retaliation—and their ideas from suppression—at the hand of an intolerant society.

  9. Social Media Doesn't Stop New York Governor from Signing Bill

    However, Dennis Schaal of Tnooz reports that Paterson issued a statement saying that he, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and the bill's sponsor support an amendment to the bill which would mean the law would not go into effect until May 1...

  10. NZ Guilt Upon Accusation Act Prompts Blackout Protest

    If you see black avatars on Twitter or blacked out MySpace and Facebook profiles it is not some glitch or virus, but a protest against amendment 92 to the New Zealand Copyright Act of 1994. The GeekZone reports, "What's more, under the new law...

  11. Search and the Law: Attorney Clarke Douglas Walton

    Google’s Constitutional Amendment: The Right to Rank as you see fit, Joe Duck As part of a series looking at Internet and intellectual property law, we spoke with Clarke Douglas Walton, an attorney and former VP of an SEM firm.