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  1. Another Loss for Viacom in Endless YouTube Copyright Legal Battle

    This ruling ignores the opinions of the higher courts and completely disregards the rights of creative artists," Viacom said in a statement. YouTube won in court in 2010, but the case was resurrected last year, which led us to the latest showdown...

  2. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    Katz could just stop sticking his tongue out while appearing publicly on basketball courts in front of numerous people with cameras and camera phones? However, Katz and his legal team claim that because the photo was taken in Israel, it is...

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

    Historically, Google hasn’t made out well in French courts. Instead of the €141 million judgment they sought, TF1 was ordered to pay $800,000 towards Google’s legal fees. As they continue to toe the line between search engine and publisher/content...

  4. Google Forced to Release WikiLeaks Volunteer's Gmail Info

    Should courts require that law enforcement show probable cause that a crime has been committed and issue a warrant before email accounts can be searched and seized? Chief executive Dane Jasper told the Wall Street Journal that although the legal...

  5. Court: Bidding on Competitor's Name OK in AdWords, adCenter

    Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc, in the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit (California), brought forth a ruling that finally clears up buying competitor names, business names, and trademarked names in pay-per-click campaigns.

  6. Brand Monitoring: A Guide to Protecting Trademarks on Paid Search

    Courts seem to be ruling as follows: (1) keyword sponsorship is a use in commerce, but is not likely to cause consumer confusion without more; and (2) use in ad copy is a use in commerce, but the context of how it is used will be evaluated to...

  7. Trademark: The Next Generation

    There's no end to the work for attorneys, representative experts, and courts as it relates to search and trademark litigation. If that discussion can't be resolved, there would appear to be legal ramifications.

  8. Court Denies Yahoo Request To Move Trademark Case

    Sunnyvale, Calif.based Yahoo wanted the case transferred because its sponsored search agreement says any disputes must be settled by courts there or another site picked by the company," local ABC TV reported.

  9. Search Trademark Hobby Kit

    Even if the courts can, much of the consuming public can't yet tell the difference between search ads and search listings. I can't help but think that if some brands had a better understanding of how people search and buy, there might be a bit less...

  10. Who Owns the Brand?

    First, the courts have repeatedly declared that search engines aren't responsible for protecting the brands. American Airlines is just the latest in a series of lawsuits, yet the courts have consistently ruled that a search site is not liable for...