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

    TF1 sued YouTube and Dailymotion back in 2008 for intellectual property abuse, seeking damages for alleged copyright infringement on sports and movies that were uploaded to YouTube by users. Instead of the €141 million judgment they sought, TF1 was...

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

    Google’s current AdWords policy prohibits intellectual property rights infringement by advertisers, though they note that trademarks are territorial and apply only to certain goods or services. It seems clear that Google will continue to face legal...

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

    He estimates that intellectual property industries provide 19 million high-paying U.S.jobs and accounts for more than 60 percent of American exports, though the number is uncorroborated. The Protect Intellectual Property Act, or Protect IP/PIPA, is...

  4. A Few Lessons I Learned About Online Writers Down on the Content Farm

    I wrote my own contracts for years with private clients and had already learned a few lessons the hard way: specify deliverables and payment milestones, always get each party’s physical address and real contact info, use escrow when possible, set...

  5. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    Because the goods are all virtual, this very often comes down to an accusation of intellectual property (IP) theft, which falls under the purview of the DMCA. Committing the criminal offense of Possession of Stolen Property 1st degree;