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Yelp Sues Site That Sells Yelp Reviews

Ever tried to purchase a Yelp review? There are sites out there that sell them. One is called BuyYelpReview.com, and it’s currently being sued by Yelp, so you might want to hold off if you’re getting any shady ideas. Yelp filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of Northern California seeking for the site to be shut down immediately …

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European Court Says Google Does Not Have To Remove Search Results

Often, when people find undesirable search results about themselves, they want Google to remove them. On the surface, this is understandable. You found it on Google, so Google should remove it right? Actually, no. Wrong. As Google has explained many times in the past, it does not remove content simply because you don’t like it. It only removes content when …

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Google Gets Around Having To Pay German Publishers By Making Google News Opt-In

A law was passed in Germany several weeks ago that would require search engines like Google to pay publishers to license content to include links and snippets in aggregation services like Google News. Google has been vocally opposing this law and others like it for quite some time, but nevertheless, it passed. In light of this, Google has decided to, …

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Colin Stretch to Replace Ted Ullyot as Facebook General Counsel

Last month, Facebook announced that longtime General Counsel Ted Ullyot was on the way out. And today, the company has announced his replacement. Taking over for Ullyot will be Colin Stretch, a three-year veteran of the company. He will serve as Vice President and General Counsel. He will officially assume the role on July 5th and will oversee Facebook’s entire …

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BuzzFeed Sued For Millions Over 1/30 Of One Of Its Photo Compilations

A photographer is suing popular viral content site Buzzfeed over a photograph it used in a collection back in 2010. The photographer is seeking $3.6 million in damages. The plaintiff, Kai Eiselein of Idaho, posted the photo to Flickr back in 2009. You can see it here. It shows a female soccer player with a ball apparently hitting her head. …

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Bold Move: Lawyer Demands Phone Records from NSA to Prove Client’s Innocence

This is either the most brilliantly executed defensive move I’ve heard about in quite some time, or possibly the most ill-conceived air-grab since my buddy asked to read his wife’s texts “to prove she’s getting them ok.” Only time will tell. Another question to remand to the future historians – what’s the deal with the NSA’s recently revealed phone data …

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Bin Laden Death Photos Won’t Be Released, Thanks To Court Ruling

Three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously ruled today that the U.S. government can keep death photos of Osama bin Laden secret. There are apparently over fifty of them. Bin Laden was killed on May 2nd, 2011 and President Barack Obama revealed shortly thereafter that the death photos would not be released. …

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Is Liking Something On Facebook An Act Of Free Speech?

Last year, a Virginia judge ruled that a Facebook “like” is not protected by the First Amendment. The story goes like this: Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ray Carter of Hampton, Virginia “liked” the page of “Jim Adams for Hampton Sheriff.” Carter’s boss, Sheriff B.J. Roberts, saw this, and then when Roberts won the election against Adams, Carter was fired. Carter claimed …

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Yahoo Gets Mexican Yellow Pages Ruling Overturned

The Superior Court of Justice for the Federal District in Mexico agreed to overturn awards against Yahoo and Yahoo Mexico after Yahoo appealed a previous ruling that had ordered it to pay $2.75 billion in a suit brought by Worldwide Directories and Ideas Interactivas, who alleged that Yahoo had breached contract related to a yellow pages listings service. The companies …

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Abortion Doctor Found Guilty Of Murder

Update: Gosnell gets life in prison Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a former abortion doctor in Philadelphia, was found guilty of three out of four counts of first-degree murder today, and could face the death penalty. Gosnell was reportedly known for performing late-term abortions, and allegedly (alleged by prosecutors) delivered babies alive, then killed them by cutting their spinal cords with scissors. …

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Michael Arrington Sues Rape Accuser Jenn Allen

Jenn Allen, an ex-girlfriend of Techcrunch/Crunchfund Founder Michael Arrington, recently took to Facebook to make abuse allegations against him. While rape was not mentioned in the initial post, she later brought that up in comments on a Gawker article about her first post. Arrington, who has strongly denied any abuse or rape, has now filed a suit against Allen. Here’s …

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Hogan On Gawker: They Are ‘Flagrantly’ Violating A Court Order

Hulk Hogan and his lawyers filed a motion to hold Gawker in contempt of court for disobeying a court order to remove an article about the infamous Hulk Hogan sex tape. Again, that’s the article, not just the video. The filing alleges that Gawker is “flagrantly” violating the court order, which Gawker has appealed. In a post called, “A Judge …

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