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  1. Facebook Aims to Restrict Gun Sales With New Rules

    While Facebook is merely one place where illegal firearms sales could be facilitated, it would not be surprising to see other sites following suit now that Facebook has taken such a strong stance.eBay has long had a policy where firearms, weapons...

  2. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    The suit alleged violations of the Wiretap Act, California's Right of Publicity Statute, California's Unfair Competition Law, and others, including breach of contract and commercial misappropriation. According to the ruling, eight plaintiffs...

  3. Yelp Lawsuit Seeks Wages for Yelpers

    We believe this suit is probably a result of the enforcement action we were required to take against some of the plaintiffs for improper conduct rather than based on any real merit. In California, there is actually a law that requires all...

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

    Max Mosley, former president of the FIA and Formula One racing is still battling Google in an epic suit that's gone after the search engine in two European countries over search results he wants gone.

  5. Google Defeated in Russian YouTube Censorship Case

    How to cut a vein" is the (paraphrased) title of a video that sparked a legal suit between Google, its subsidiary YouTube and Russian governing bodies. Google challenged Russia’s censorship, saying, "We do not believe that the goal of the law was...

  6. Google: Sites With More DMCA Takedown Requests Will Rank Lower in Search Results

    We will look carefully at how much impact this change will have in practice, but we welcome the announcement from Google and will be pressing other search engines to follow suit. Only copyright holders know if something is authorized, and only...

  7. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    In the 2011 defamation suit, Katz’s lawyer Todd Levine issued a stern warning to those who would consider covering the news about the case. In fact, it’s the second time he’s filed suit against the blogger; he lost his defamation case last year.

  8. Judge Allows 'No Poaching' Lawsuit Against Google to Proceed

    The agreements mentioned in the suit involve the accused companies' management agreeing to not hire key staff from competitors and to limit pay awards for new employees. Five former employees who are suing the group for violating claims brought...

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

    In one example in that suit, filed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, users were led to believe by virtue of the ad title that they would be taken to the Honda.com.au website, when in fact the ad was for another website called...

  10. YouTube-Viacom Copyright Lawsuit Resurrected by Appeals Court Ruling

    Court of Appeals has resurrected Viacom's $1 billion copyright infringement suit against video-sharing service YouTube. Google Fights Back in Viacom/YouTube Copyright Suit The court delivered a definitive, common sense message – intentionally...

  11. Lawsuit Accuses comScore of Major Privacy Violations

    While the lawsuit was filed on behalf of two plaintiffs by Chicago law firm Edelson McGuire, the case is set up to become a class action suit. The suit claims that: A lawsuit filed on August 23 accuses comScore of recording private consumer...

  12. Court: Google Image Search Didn’t ‘Irreparably Harm’ Perfect 10’s Porn Business

    Adult Magazine and Web Site Files Law Suit Against Google 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...

  13. IL Affiliate Tax Being Challenged As CA Pass it

    The suit "aims to protect 9,000 Illinois small businesses," PMA noted. The Performance Marketing Association challenged the constitutionality of the Illinois law taxing products sold by affiliate marketers residing in the state, filing a lawsuit...

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

    I like to look at is as 'The first domino has fallen', as other states are sure to follow suit. The Oklahoma state legislature in a completely sensible (and therefore somewhat baffling move for a government agency) move, has created a new law...

  15. YouTube Wins Case Against Viacom

    David Lieberman of USA TODAY says, "Entertainment companies may find it harder to keep movie and TV show clips from circulating for free online after a federal judge on Wednesday threw out Viacom's hotly contested $1 billion copyright infringement...