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‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Going Global? ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Going Global?

Links removed from Google’s European search engines may end up having to be removed from Google’s other search engines. As you may know, Google has been removing links from its European search results because of what has come to be …

EU Court: Video Embeds Don’t Violate Copyright Law EU Court: Video Embeds Don’t Violate Copyright Law

When it comes to the usage of media on the Internet, there has always been a lot of debate about what’s acceptable versus what’s unacceptable. Here we are in 2014 still trying to hammer out exactly what all falls into …

Celeb Nude Photo Leak Victims Threaten to Sue Google for $100M Celeb Nude Photo Leak Victims Threaten to Sue Google for $100M

More than a dozen female celebrities – actresses, models, and athletes – who were recently victimized by the iCloud nude photo leak debacle are now threatening to sue Apple Google for “failing to act expeditiously and responsibly to remove the …

‘Yelp Bill’ Passed In California ‘Yelp Bill’ Passed In California

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that prevents consumers from facing legal action from businesses over negative reviews. The law keeps businesses from being able to prevent customers from writing negative reviews or penalize them for doing …

Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit

Google announced that it has settled with a group of photographers, visual artists, and affiliated associations over a lawsuit related to copyrighted material in Google Books. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Google said in a statement, …

Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool

Getty Images is suing Microsoft over a tool the latter recently launched enabling people to embed slideshows of images from Bing Image Search on their websites. The tool is called the Bing Image Widget, which Microsoft describes in the following …

Yelp ‘Extortion’ Suit Dismissed, But Suspicions Remain Yelp ‘Extortion’ Suit Dismissed, But Suspicions Remain

Yelp has emerged victorious from an extortion lawsuit, but the reasons why have done little to quell existing suspicions about its business practices. Various lawsuits have been filed against Yelp over the years, accusing the company of extorting small businesses …

Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse (And Of Course Settle A Lawsuit) Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse (And Of Course Settle A Lawsuit)

Late on Friday, news came out that Google committed $250 million at $50 million per year over the next five years, to develop an internal program that will help the search engine spread awareness about drug abuse, and combat rogue …

Was Yelp Misleading About Its Reviews? Was Yelp Misleading About Its Reviews?

Yelp is no stranger to legal battles, nor is it a stranger to complaints about how it handles reviews. Now, the company faces a new class action suit from shareholders, accusing it of selling over $81 million in stock, while …

ICANN To Court: ccTLDs Aren’t Property ICANN To Court: ccTLDs Aren’t Property

ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD (country code Top-Level Domain ) can’t be considered property. For this reason, it says, it can’t be attached …

Google Faces Potential Fines, Criminal Charges In Italy [Report] Google Faces Potential Fines, Criminal Charges In Italy [Report]

Google continues to walk down a rocky road in Europe as it now faces fines and potential criminal charges if it does not meed requirements set by regulators in Italy. The company has been dealing with numerous regulatory issues throughout …

Bing Joins The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Party Bing Joins The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Party

Google has had its “right to be forgotten” request form up and running since late May. Bing has now finally followed suit with its version. If you haven’t been following along with the “right to be forgotten” storyline, I suggest …

FTC Files Suit Against Amazon Over In-App Charges FTC Files Suit Against Amazon Over In-App Charges

The United States Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit seeking a court order requiring Amazon to refund consumers for unauthorized charges from in-app payments made by kids without parents’ knowledge. The suit alleges that Amazon billed parents and other …

‘America’ Director Sends Legal Letter To Google Over Search Results ‘America’ Director Sends Legal Letter To Google Over Search Results

Google has reportedly received a letter from the lawyers of Dinesh D’Souza whose film America is not showing up in search results how they’d like. The Hollywood Reporter obtained the letter, which was sent to Google’s chief legal officer David …

Facebook Fights ‘Unprecedented’ Data Grab Facebook Fights ‘Unprecedented’ Data Grab

Facebook says that they are currently fighting a “set of sweeping search warrants” in an effort to protect their users’ information – and so far it’s a fight that they’ve been losing. “Since last summer, we’ve been fighting hard against …

Suit Claims Google Fired Masseur After He Complained About Masturbating Engineer Suit Claims Google Fired Masseur After He Complained About Masturbating Engineer

A New Jersey massage therapist is suing Google, as well as a dozen unnamed parties, claiming the company wrongfully terminated his employment after he reported sexual harassment at the hands of another employee. Elvis Gardin began providing his massage services …

Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests Soon Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests Soon

Earlier this month, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. Search engines may not actually delete all results requested, but must …

Will ‘Evidence’ Show Google Stole Money From Publishers? Will ‘Evidence’ Show Google Stole Money From Publishers?

There are a lot of claims by AdSense publishers who say Google has not paid them what they’re owed. Recently, a person claiming to be an ex-Google employee described (at length) a plot by the company to keep from having …

Class Action Suit Seeks Payment For AdSense Publishers Class Action Suit Seeks Payment For AdSense Publishers

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Google related to claims that the search giant is stealing money from publishers by shutting down their accounts before paying them. Last month, a person claiming to be a former Google employee …

John Oliver’s Take On European Google Ruling Is Pretty Good John Oliver’s Take On European Google Ruling Is Pretty Good

Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. They don’t necessarily have to delete all results requested, but may find …

Report: Google To Have ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Up In 2 Weeks Report: Google To Have ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Up In 2 Weeks

Earlier this week, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. It’s up to the search engines to determine whether or not …