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

    House Judiciary Committee), Smith and co-sponsors of the bill would like to make a law requiring proactive monitoring and retention of all IP addresses. In addition to proposing limiting retention to just child pornography investigations, some have...

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

    Content creators, law professors, copyright holders, philosophers, the MPAA, and the RIAA, there’s a place at the table for them,” Hedger said. The fact that a law like SOPA or PIPA can be fast-tracked with no mention on the nightly news, no debate...

  3. How to Create Ethical Linkbait from Public Information

    Remember before publishing anything online make sure to carefully review copyright law for the country of origin, and your country. One needs to review copyright laws to find out what is free. Here are some government sources for the US and Europe...

  4. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    However, Linden Lab is not a law enforcement agency or a court. They can only respond to them within the boundaries of the law. But the upshot of both discussions, in a meta sense, is how DMCA, as the "law of the west" on the digital frontier is...

  5. YouTube Wins Case Against Viacom

    Nathan Koppel of the WSJ Law Blog observes, "Given the massive amounts of video material on YouTube -- Stanton noted that 24 hours of video are uploaded every minute -- Google must rely on copyright owners to identify infringing material...

  6. Revised Google Book Settlement Addresses Rightsholders Issues

    The Registry will now also include a Court-approved fiduciary who will represent rightsholders of unclaimed books, act to protect their interests, and license their works to third parties, to the extent permitted by law.

  7. Top ten stories from SES Chicago 2008 for Day 3

    Stanford Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig, who gave the opening keynote at SES Chicago 2008 on Monday, talks about the problems and shortcomings of current copyright laws and discusses solutions on how to revise copyright laws to end the war...

  8. Baidu's Profit Increases 91% in Third Quarter 2008

    Baidu does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of October 22, 2008, and Baidu undertakes no duty...

  9. Professor Lawrence Lessig to Keynote at SES Chicago

    Lawrence Lessig, a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, will be giving the opening keynote at Search Engine Strategies Chicago on Monday, Dec. It adds, “America's copyright laws have ceased to perform their original, beneficial role: protecting...

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

    Like copyright law, trademark ownership is location-based, and therefore must be obtained on a country-by-country basis. The DMCA only applies to copyrights, but we tend to follow, as an industry, the same procedures for trademark infringement...

  11. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    So I would say that we both have growth, and not enough growth in the copyright and trademark area with respect to some off these boundaries of the law. As part of a series looking at Internet and intellectual property law, we spoke with Deborah A.

  12. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 2)

    Search marketers' best practices include not just keeping up-to-date on copyright law, but adhering to it in your own business practice. Being ignorant of, or indifferent to, copyright law could eventually wind you up with one or more increasingly...