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  1. Google Algorithm Tweak Tries to Squash Mug Shot Websites

    Earlier this year, Nieman Journalism Lab wrote a piece on a proposed Florida law that aimed to put the kibosh on the efforts of these mug shot businesses online. And although Google's latest algorithm update may not have been motivated by mug shot...

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

    The law had been greatly revamped from the initial proposed law, which would have allowed publishers to charge licensing fees to search engines for the right to publish short snippets from their sites, such as the short snippets that appear in...

  3. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    Their current letter to FTC Chair Jon Leibowitz reiterates their position from last November: “Search is not a government-run utility, established by law and thus subject to bureaucratic oversight. As we have publicly stated previously, the search...

  4. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    The proposed class-action lawsuit accused Facebook of violating California law by featuring user “Likes” as Sponsored Stories without compensation or an opt-out option. Facebook has been ordered to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit...

  5. Google Won't Pause New Privacy Policy - Should They Have To?

    It’s impossible to tell from the sidelines, but it is clear that lately, there seems to be another proposed act, law, or policy causing grief in the news almost every week. Congress are asking important questions of Google, but I have one for...

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

    In addition to proposing limiting retention to just child pornography investigations, some have also proposed limiting law enforcement access to the records to only child pornography investigations. House Judiciary Committee), Smith and co-sponsors...

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

    For a more complete timeline of Communications, Privacy and Internet Law, see SOPA on Miso Susanowa’s blog. Content creators, law professors, copyright holders, philosophers, the MPAA, and the RIAA, there’s a place at the table for them,” Hedger said.

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

    We're pleased that the [Spanish] court is considering asking guidance from Europe's top court on whether Spain's [data-protection agency] has overridden European law. Though freedom-of-expression provisions of Spanish law protect newspapers, legal...

  9. 7 Mini-Games To Play and Socialize With Friends in Second Life

    These actions can vary from buying a ship, voting on a proposed law or even solving a puzzle or riddle. However, by all accounts Second Life is a free-roaming virtual space which means that users can actually create and do whatever they want.

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

    Proposed New Law Would Ban Short-Term Co-op & Condo Rentals, which was written by Frank Lovece of Habitat Magazine. According to Glenn Blain of The New York Daily News, Governor David Paterson of New York has signed into law a measure giving New...

  11. Yahoo Confirms Icahn Proxy Fight

    The proposed board includes: Harvard Law Professor Lucian Bebchuk; Frank J. He is the 2007-2008 President of the American Law and Economics Association, and a former chair of the Business Association Section of the American Association of Law...

  12. Search Headlines & Links: March 10, 2008

    Utah Amends Trademark Protection Act (But Only After Some Drama), Technology and Marketing Law Microsoft Has Already DecidedIf its proposed acquisition of Yahoo goes through, don't expect Microsoft to rush to integrate Yahoo's technology into its...

  13. Ask and LookSmart Send Out Click Fraud Settlement Letters

    Both seem to be written by the same law firm and were from the suit lodged in the Circuit Court of Miller County, Arkansas. The Settlement Notice informs you of the Court's certification of a class for settlement purposes; the nature of the claims...