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Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case

Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case

By Chris Crum November 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

So, you know that book-scanning legal battle that Google has been fighting for the past eight years against the Authors Guild? Google just won. In a New York court, Judge Denny Chin ruled that Google can continue its book-scanning ways …

Should Sites Be Forced To Pay For Linking? Should Sites Be Forced To Pay For Linking?
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Harvey Weinstein, an Oscar winning producer and prolific proponent of Obama, told Deadline that he is going to push for legislation that would force websites to pay for linking to news articles. This legislation would require news websites and blogs …

Google Book Scanning Legal Saga Continues Google Book Scanning Legal Saga Continues

Last month, Google announced that after seven years of litigation, the company finally reached a settlement with the Association of American Publishers regarding book scanning. The saga, however, is not over yet. On Friday, Google filed a brief in New …

Matt Cutts On Quoting And Duplicate Content Matt Cutts On Quoting And Duplicate Content
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Google’s Matt Cutts has put out his latest Webmaster Help video. This time he takes on a pretty classic topic – duplicate content. There’s not much here that any industry veterans will find to be of particular interest, but he …

Google Adds Copyright Removal Notices To Algorithm Google Adds Copyright Removal Notices To Algorithm
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Google announced a new change to its search algorithm today. Starting next week, the search engine will begin taking into account the number of valid copyright removal notices in rankings. That is the number of valid notices Google receives itself. …

TPP Fair Use Text Leaks And It's Bad TPP Fair Use Text Leaks And It's Bad
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Fair use – what do those two words mean to you? If you’ve been following copyright law at all lately, you probably have heard the term thrown around a few times. It’s considered by many to be the most important …

South Park Claims Fair Use In Infringement Case South Park Claims Fair Use In Infringement Case

According to a ruling from the 7th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals, Butters is not a copyright infringer. The court upheld a lower court decision that ruled Viacom’s Comedy Partners were correct in their fair use defense concerning a 2008 …

Perfect 10 Sues Tumblr Over Copyrights Perfect 10 Sues Tumblr Over Copyrights

A porn company called Perfect 10 recently sued microblogging platform Tumblr for copyright infringement almost five years to the day of the social network’s inception. Tumblr, host to over 46 million blogs, is also home to a spectacular amount of …

Google Speaks Out Against Righthaven In Court Google Speaks Out Against Righthaven In Court

The last time we checked in with the Righthaven saga, righthaven.com had just been sold in a domain auction, as Righthaven struggled to pay legal costs and fines. Now, when you go to righthaven.com, you are greeted with the image …

Righthaven Domain Sold In Auction Righthaven Domain Sold In Auction

We recently reported that Righthaven.com was up for auction on Snapnames, and it has now sold. And not for much. It ended up going for $3,300. That’s unfortunate for Righthaven, seeing as how they’ve been ordered to pay about $60,000 …

Righthaven Domain Now Being Auctioned Righthaven Domain Now Being Auctioned

Righthaven, which is commonly referred to as a “copyright troll,” is now having its domain name RightHaven.com auctioned off by domain auction site SnapNames, as pictured above. If you’re not familiar with the story, the irony here is that RightHaven …

Spielberg Face, Caught on Video Spielberg Face, Caught on Video
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Earlier this year, the UGO.com publication wrote a post about the the legacy of the Spielberg Face, which is an homage to the Spielberg style of moviemaking, especially when he is capturing an actor’s reaction of awe or surprise. In …

Righthaven Ordered to Pay Huge Fine Righthaven Ordered to Pay Huge Fine
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The woes continue for Righthaven, the company designed to sue bloggers and others on the web for allegedly infringing upon the copyrights of its clients/partners. You can see our past coverage of the Righthaven saga here. The last time we …

Should You Have to Pay to Link? Should You Have to Pay to Link?
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This isn’t about paid links in relation to search. This is about paying publications to link to their content as if you were paying to republish it. Do you think a publication should charge others to link to their content? …

Righthaven Gets Taste of Irony as Defendant Seeks Assets Righthaven Gets Taste of Irony as Defendant Seeks Assets

The Righthaven storyline continues to get even more interesting. The company, often referred to as a “copyright troll,” first stopped filing new suits against bloggers, then reports came out that the it may even file for bankruptcy, as it was …

Righthaven Strategy Called a “Dumb Idea” By Denver Post Publisher Righthaven Strategy Called a “Dumb Idea” By Denver Post Publisher

Righthaven’s blogger-suing (often referred to as “copyright troll”) business model might be winding down. Though still appealing past rulings, the company has stopped filing new suits (at least for the time being). They may even have to file for bankruptcy …

Righthaven May File for Bankruptcy: Report Righthaven May File for Bankruptcy: Report

Things don’t appear to be looking too great for Righthaven these days. After losing some key fair use cases, the company stopped filing suits altogether, and got rid of a lawyer that’s been involved in over 50 cases. For more …