Tag Archives: Legal: Copyright

Google, Getty Images enter a multi-year global licensing partnership

The deal effectively ends Getty’s European antitrust complaint against Google.

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New EU copyright rules: basic fairness or punitive media subsidy?

Europe sees a fairer marketplace, Google sees a bonanza for lawyers.

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European court says linking to illegal content is copyright infringement

The facts of the present case were egregious but the law created by the court is bad for the internet.

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FTC sues 1-800 Contacts over reciprocal, ‘anti-competitive’ PPC bidding agreements

Bidding agreements prevented 1-800 Contacts and its rivals from bidding on each other’s trademarked terms.

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Copyright bully Getty Images complains to EU that Google coerced it into image search

Company says high-res image search results have harmed traffic and revenues.

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Mississippi attorney general’s “conspiracy to censor the internet” back on as appeals court rules against Google

Google had alleged the Motion Picture Association of America was using Mississippi attorney general’s action as a tool of its private interests in content takedowns.

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Mississippi attorney general’s “conspiracy to censor the internet” back on as appeals court rules against Google

Google had alleged the Motion Picture Association of America was using Mississippi attorney general’s action as a tool of its private interests in content takedowns.

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Brand bidding & PPC optimization: enforcement options (Part 6 of 8)

In part 6 of her multi-part series on brand bidding for paid search, columnist Lori Weiman breaks down the legal issues surrounding trademark infringement in paid search ads.

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Columbia University researchers claim 28% of Google’s URL takedown requests are invalid

Among the questionable DMCA notices, 4.2% of the takedown requests targeted sites that failed to include any copyright-infringing content.

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