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  1. Google News Snippets, YouTube Embedded Videos Face Legal Challenges in Germany

    If the law had passed in that form, it would have caused significant issues with Google’s ability to run their Google News service in Germany. Webmasters will need to be much more careful about quoting content from online German publications if a...

  2. Failure to Comply: Judge Orders Google to Reveal Paid Media Relationships

    While Google failed to comply with the order regarding the media and requested clarification instead, Oracle published its list of individuals and organizations that it had paid, naming blogger Florian Mueller and Stanford professor Paul Goldstein...

  3. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    Even when content doesn’t violate their own guidelines, Google may bend to the law of any given country. In Thailand, the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology asked Google to remove 149 YouTube videos for allegedly insulting the...

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

    Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.that buying ads based on a competitor's name doesn't violate trademark law. Under Australian law, the court could not levy a monetary fine against Google, though they ordered that the search giant pay the plaintiff’s...

  5. Google Reviews Japanese Court Order Demanding Removal of Autocomplete Terms

    Google is reviewing the court order, which would force Google's operations based in U.S.to obey the Japanese court of law. Other legal issues around Automcomplete/Suggest have included a "scam" suggestion in Paris (for which Google was found guilty...

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

    Content creators, law professors, copyright holders, philosophers, the MPAA, and the RIAA, there’s a place at the table for them,” Hedger said. Smith said in response to the White House’s show of opposition to the bill in its current form, "It is...

  7. Google & NSTIC Leading the March to Digital Totalitarianism?

    Any legal action can do so, even divorce or family court, though it is the law enforcement subpoenas you will never hear about. That the laws have to catch-up not only to constrain what law enforcement and government can do, but what the commercial...

  8. The Google+ Controversy & Virtual Worlds – A Question Of Identity

    Your Name, And The Law In short, the social media giants may soon not have any other option, as the law trumps their TOS. But there are a number of issues here. To illustrate some of the issues here, I'll use myself as an example.

  9. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    However, Linden Lab is not a law enforcement agency or a court. They can only respond to them within the boundaries of the law. But the upshot of both discussions, in a meta sense, is how DMCA, as the "law of the west" on the digital frontier is...

  10. Google Fighting Freedom of Press in Spain, Getting Fined in France

    Though freedom-of-expression provisions of Spanish law protect newspapers, legal gazettes and other publishers from government censors, the Spanish data regulator contends the protections don't extend to Internet search engines like Google," the...

  11. United States Copyright Office Declares YouTube Remixes Are Legal

    Byron Gordon of SEO-PR interviewed Stanford Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig about copyright issues back at SES Chicago 2008. Most reporters are focused on the United States Copyright Office declaration that it is it legal to unlock or...