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

    We are confident that our new simple, clear and transparent privacy policy respects all European data protection laws and principles. According to the ruling, eight plaintiffs brought the class action suit against Google "on behalf of all persons...

  2. Is Google Trust Being Scroogled?

    We believe in enforcement of existing laws to prevent anticompetitive behavior that harms consumers. This is similar to Apple’s rules for the App Store in charging to enroll before submitting apps, as well as Google Play where it states, "We charge...

  3. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    Investigative journalism, thanks to recent technological advances, may take the form of an individual - the blogger - publishing content on their own channel - the blog - and yet still finding protection under freedom of speech and fair use laws.

  4. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    Laws surrounding these issues vary by country, and the requests reflect the legal context of a given jurisdiction. Google found that their videos did violate YouTube’s Community Guidelines and as a result, complied with the association’s request...

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

    There’s no need to require American social networks, blogs, and search engines to censor the Internet or undermine the existing laws that have enabled the Web to thrive, creating millions of U.S.jobs.

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

    However, just recently, Google won similar cases for European Trademark Laws, 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...

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

    As these digital laws develop, they will have to take these questions and scenarios into account. The creator of the original bill (Ryan Kiesel, D-Seminole) seemed to have Facebook most prominently in mind when creating it, since he is quoted as...

  8. Oh What A Tangled Web They've Weaved: Wikileaks Game Card

    There are other sites like this one and if taken down - hackers got it again - permanently by whoever, such sites will not go away from the web no matter how many laws are implemented. Turning a blind eye to corruption and human rights abuse in...

  9. Homeland Security Seized Torrent Domain That Gave Same Results Google Still Does

    If Torrent-Finder fights the decision one wonders how this will impact laws if they get a ruling in their favor. Homeland Security with help from ICANN has seized the domain of a torrent search site and posted a notice stating: "This domain name...

  10. United States Copyright Office Declares YouTube Remixes Are Legal

    So, it appears that the Copyright Office agrees with Lessig that copyright laws need to be changed. Lawrence Lessig on Copyright laws at SES Chicago 2008 Most reporters are focused on the United States Copyright Office declaration that it is it...

  11. Porn and Gambling: Canaries in the SEM Coal Mine?

    Just in the U.S.there are many state-by-state laws that are different -- for example, the medical use of marijuana -- that could allow domain grabs. Just like a physical casino, domains operating within a state should be subject to relatively...

  12. Job Cuts Likely in Google-DoubleClick Merger

    Overseas cuts will be subject to meetings with employee representatives and local laws. Most of the cuts will occur within the United States. In the wake of EU's approval of Google's DoubleClick acquisition comes the news that job cuts will likely...

  13. Trademark Law - What Search Marketers Should Know, Part 1

    And if other states decide to take that power, Congress may have to get involved because we will have this panoply of different state laws. Essentially a brand name, it identifies and distinguishes a product or service from others for use in...