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US Supreme Court Sides With Google Over Oracle
The US Supreme Court has handed Google a decisive victory in its decade-long battle with Oracle over the Android operating system (OS)....
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Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case
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 N...
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AP And Meltwater Make Up And Work Together
The Associated Press and Meltwater, once bitter legal rivals, have decided to squash their beef, and move forward working together on new products tha...
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Ruling In AP/Meltwater Case Could Be Trouble For Search Engines
Search engines and fair use suffered a legal blow this week, as a judge sided with the Associated Press in its ongoing case against Meltwater, a servi...
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German Law Says Google Can Use Snippets Of Certain Size, Fails To Define Size
Google will not have to pay to use snippets of news content in Germany, according to a copyright law (pdf) that was passed in the country. We discusse...
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Newspapers Support AP Fight Against Meltwater
A group of newspapers, including The New York Times, has lent its support to The Associated Press in a lawsuit against Meltwater, a company that scans...
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Should Sites Be Forced To Pay For Linking? Harvey Weinstein Thinks So.
Harvey Weinstein, an Oscar winning producer and prolific proponent of Obama, told Deadline that he is going to push for legislation that would force w...
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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 Publisher...
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In Case You Were Wondering, Quoting Isn’t Duplicate Content [Matt Cutts]
Google’s Matt Cutts has put out his latest Webmaster Help video. This time he takes on a pretty classic topic – duplicate content. There&#...
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Google Adds Copyright Removal Notices To Its Search Algorithm
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 ...
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The Government Is Putting Fair Use In Danger
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 thr...
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South Park Cites Fair Use, Wins “What What (In The Butt)” 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 r...
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Perfect 10 Sues Tumblr
A porn company called Perfect 10 recently sued microblogging platform Tumblr for copyright infringement almost five years to the day of the social net...
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Google Speaks Out Against Righthaven In Court
The last time we checked in with the Righthaven saga, had just been sold in a domain auction, as Righthaven struggled to pay legal cost...
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Righthaven Domain Sold In Auction
We recently reported that was up for auction on Snapnames, and it has now sold. And not for much. It ended up going for $3,300. That...
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Righthaven Domain Now Being Auctioned
Righthaven, which is commonly referred to as a “copyright troll,” is now having its domain name auctioned off by domain auction sit...
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Spielberg Face, Caught on Video
Earlier this year, the publication wrote a post about the the legacy of the Spielberg Face, which is an homage to the Spielberg style of movie...
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Righthaven Ordered to Pay Huge Fine
The woes continue for Righthaven, the company designed to sue bloggers and others on the web for allegedly infringing upon the copyrights of its clien...
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Should You Have to Pay to Link?
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...
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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 fili...
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