Katsirea on Search Engines and Press Archvies Between Memory and Oblivion @sheffielduni

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Irini Katsirea, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield, is publishing Search Engines and Press Archives between Memory and Oblivion in the European Law Review. Search engines’ comprehensive digital memory has led to a desire for

Freedom of Speech, Search Engines, and the Indian Constitution

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Ujwala Uppaluri, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, has published Freedom of Speech & Google Search: Preliminary Notes for India. This Working Paper introduces the issues that search engines raise under Article 19(1)(a) of

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Search Engines and Privacy

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Federica Casarosa, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, has published "Privacy in Search Engines: Negotiating Control." Here is the abstract. Internet and generally modern communication technologies have radically modified current society, bringing in new risks for citizens’ privacy. The tangible

de Mars and O'Callaghan on Privacy and Search Engines: Forgetting or Contextualizing?

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Sylvia de Mars, Newcastle University Law School, and Patrick O'Callaghan, University College Cork, School of Law, have published Privacy and Search Engines: Forgetting or Contextualizing?

Slane on Search Engines and the Right To Be Forgotten: Squaring the Remedy With Canadian Values on Personal Information Flow @UOIT

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Andrea Slane, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Legal Studies, has published Search Engines and the Right to Be Forgotten: Squaring the Remedy with Canadian Values on Personal Information Flow.

French Court Orders Google To Remove Links From Search Engines Worldwide To Defamatory Material

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From the New York Times: A French judge has ruled that Google must remove links to defamatory material in search engines across all its domains, after a plaintiff sued, arguing that the harm extends worldwide, not just in the EU

Is Google about to Launch the Largest Torrent Search Engine Ever Seen?–Artist Rights Watch

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According to a report by TorrentFreak, 2017 could well be the year Google throws its toys out of the pram, raises the Jolly Roger and takes to the digital seas in anger by launching its very own mega torrent search engine. via @Aditya Bhat: Is Google about to launch the largest torrent search engine ever seen? After years of catering to copyright holders and their increasing demands, is Google about to go rogue in sheer frustration?

Today’s ultimate search engine term: “o canada torrent”

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Every now and then I look at the search engine terms people enter to find this blog, and every every now and then I find one that’s particularly…funny. Or something. Today it’s “o canada torrent” It’s “Oh, Canada”, not “o canada” Just sayin

Rep. Gohmert Nails It: Search Engines Should Block Adjudicated Infringers

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3261 (the “Stop Online Piracy Act”), former judge Louie Gohmert (R-TX) raised an interesting line of questionning: If a website is found to infringe by a court order based on probable cause, why should it appear in search results. As we know from an October 2, 2009 story from CNET “ Google: Pirate Bay Booted Off Search By Mistake ”, Google removed the adjudicated criminal infringer The Pirate Bay’s domain thepiratebay.org from search results due to “an internal mistake.”.

Today’s favorite search engine term

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“brain of a high school student&#. Priceless

In re Yahoo!, Inc.: The Latest Battle in American Airlines’ War Against Search Engine Keywords

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’s practice of selling “trademarked terms as keywords triggering sponsored advertisements in its search engine results&# leads to trademark infringement, misappropriation, and various tort violations. On March 11, 2009, in an unpublished per curium decision , the U.S.

Parker v. Search Engines, Part II: Challenge to Search Engine Caching Dismissed on Most (But Not All) Grounds

New Media and Technology Law

The practice of search engine crawling and caching of Web site content has infrequently been litigated. This may be because most Web site operators want their content to be indexed and available on search engines. By generally accepted convention, a robots.txt file is consulted by most search engine crawlers for instructions from a Web site operator as to whether, and to what extent, Web site content may be copied and indexed.

Yahoo/Microsoft Partnership Faces Expanded DOJ Review

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A proposed partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo’s search engines faces increased scrutiny this week by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Yahoo would maintain the responsibility of selling ads that appear among the search results, and the two companies would split the revenue.

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Google Sued for Suggesting Rupert Murdoch and Other Celebrities Are Jewish

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Eriq Gardner French organization says Google search engine's auto-complete is anti-Semitic. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business Jon Hamm Rupert Murdoch International

The Autocomplete Function and Defamation

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Cheung, The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, is publishing Defaming by Suggestion: Searching for Search Engine Liability in the Autocomplete Era in Comparative Perspectives on the Fundamentals of Freedom of Expression (Andras Koltay, ed. Anne S.

@bsookman: Worldwide de-indexing order against Google upheld by Supreme Court of Canada — Artist Rights Watch

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The Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision today ruling that Canadian common law courts have the jurisdiction to make global de-indexing orders against search engines like Google. [ Editor Charlie sez: The DMCA is still not an alibi… ]. via @bsookman: Worldwide de-indexing order against Google upheld by Supreme Court of Canada — Artist Rights Watch. In a Goolag State of Mind Barry Sookman Supreme Court of Canada The DMCA Is Not an Alibi Whack a Mole

Supreme Court Denies Cert In Google Right of Publicity Case

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Google, in which Beverly Stayart alleged that Google infringed her right of publicity when its search engine turned up results for her coupled with the drug called "levitra," resulting in advertising The Supreme Court has denied cert in Stayart v.

A Theory of Google Speech

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James Grimmelmann, New York Law School, is publishing Speech Engines, in the Minnesota Law Review (Forthcoming). Academic and regulatory debates about Google are dominated by two opposing theories of what search engines are and how law Here is the abstract.

Scardamaglia @abscard on Google, Online Search, and Consumer Confusion in Australia

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Amanda Scardamaglia, Swinburne University of Technology, has published Google, Online Search and Consumer Confusion in Australia at 42 International Journal of Law and Information Technology 203 (2016). The legality of the operation of Google’s search engine

Anonymous Says It Will Attack Terrorist WebSites

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Announcing that it is retaliating in cyberspace for the terrorist attacks on CharlieHebdo''s officers, the hacker group Anonymous says it has redirected the domain name for the jihadist site ansar-alhaqq.net to the search engine Duck Duck Go.

Google It? Forget It

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The European Court of Justice has ruled that a user in a member state of the EU may ask a search engine company (such as Google) to delete links (in search results) to information that the user objects to, if

Media React To Google's Attempts To Put ECJ's Costeja Gonzalez Ruling Into Effect

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The court''s opinion requires that search engine companies delete links to outdated, irrelevant, or incorrect information retrieved through searches Various British media, including the BBC and the Guardian, are critizing Google''s implementation of the ECJ ruling, Google v.

What Kate Upton's Nude Photo Hack Reveals About Google

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Only half of the model-actress and pitcher Justin Verlander''s private photos are removed from indexes as the search engine grapples with legal theories over "selfies," copyright and fair use read more.

Texas AG Investigating Google Search Results

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From the New York TImes: The Texas Attorney General is investigating whether Google's search results are "search neutral." In a post on the company's blog, Google explains that Occasionally, we’re asked about the “fairness” of our search engine -- why

EU Judge Advocate General: ISP Does Not Have To Remove Harmful, Sensitive Info That Turns Up During Web Search

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In a case involving the interpretation of the EU''s data protection directive and the so-called "right to be forgotten," an advocate general for the European Court of Justice has released an advisory opinion finding that an internet search engine service

AN EPIC INTERNET COPYRIGHT BATTLE ON THE HORIZON? MICROSOFT AND NEWS CORP. VS. GOOGLE, MAYBE

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would “delist&# its websites from Google (and, most likely, other search engines that are not using Microsoft’s Bing search engine) in exchange for cash from Microsoft. The internet is just beginning to buzz today regarding news that Microsoft has reportedly approached Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. to discuss a deal whereby News Corp.

Hollywood Docket Top 5: EMI vs. Seeqpod dismissed; Gosselin deposition; Sinatra karaoke murders

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Entertainment law news this morning, now conveniently organized into the top five stories you need to care about: A New York District Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by record label EMI against Seeqpod, a now-defunct search engine that let.

Hollywood Docket Top 5: EMI vs. Seeqpod dismissed; Gosselin deposition; Sinatra karaoke murders

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Entertainment law news this morning, now conveniently organized into the top five stories you need to care about: A New York District Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by record label EMI against Seeqpod, a now-defunct search engine that let.

Hollywood Docket: Google's China Syndrome; 'Wolverine' pirate speaks; Conan's new advisor

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Entertainment law news this morning: Google's top lawyer David Drummond says the company may shut down its service in China if the country doesn't allow it to run an unfiltered search engine. Drummond describes a significant intellectual property theft where.

Why did Microsoft settle a Perfect case?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Adult entertainment publisher Perfect 10 has for years been fighting to stop search engines from displaying thumbnails of its copyrighted photos of nude women. This week, Perfect 10 filed a motion against Google for allegedly abusing the.

Judge Dismisses Authors Guild Suit Against Google

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District Court Judge Denny Chin has dismissed the Authors Guild lawsuit against Google, ruling that the search engine company''s practice of displaying parts of books as part of its Google Books Project does not violate the plaintiffs'' copyright

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An Analysis of the Impact of the Swedish Pirate Bay Decision and Analogous Situations

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Michal Czerniawski, University of Warsaw, has published "Responsibility of Bittorrent Search Engines for Copyright Infringements." Here is the abstract. With the music industry pursuing copyright infringement claims against various parties, the issue addressed in this paper is the responsibility of

Google Feels the Heat from Congress on Sex Trafficking–And Gaslights Public Opinion on @SenRobPortman’s and @RepAnnWagner’s Legislation

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See “ Democracy at Risk: Manipulating Search Rankings Can Shift Voting Preferences Substantially Without Voter Awareness ”) That doesn’t happen much after 2016. View screenshots of the results from the three search engines here: [link].

Judge Rules For Google In English Defamation Suit

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Metropolitan International Schools had sued Google over search engine results which turned up comments that Metropolitan did In what court watchers have called a significant win for libel defendants, a British judge has found for Google in a defamation case.

Not As Big as a Googol

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There's room in the search engine world for Google's many competitors, he says. Google's Dana Wagner is trying to convince the public, and the feds, that Google isn't all that big. His company doesn't swallow up the whole. Read more

An Update from Dr. Robert Epstein

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The search engine is by far the most powerful mind control machine ever invented. I was pleased to have this comment from Dr. Robert Epstein on Google’s ability to throw elections through manipulation of its algorithm, not to mention Google’s ability to control public opinion about Google itself. We posted his comment but wanted to call to your attention in its own post as an update on his important work: Thanks for your interest in my research.

Badda Bing! Microsoft-Yahoo Merger Gets OK From EU

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European Union regulators have okayed the Microsoft-Yahoo search engine merger, which the companies announced last year and which proposes taking on giant Google. The deal needs a green light from regulators in Asia, but may be in place by 2012

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RIP NARM

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Search engine optimization. There used to be a great organization called the National Association of Recording Merchandisers or “NARM.”

The Return of Brand Sponsored Piracy: Google’s Artist Shakedown Continues But This Time They Really, Really, Really Mean It

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Originally posted on The Trichordist : Trichordist readers will recall our many posts about how Google uses search to drive traffic to unlicensed sites where Google Adsense or Doubleclick serves the advertising that keeps the illegal site operating.

Now That’s What I Call Bundling: Can Google Throw Elections?

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In a startling new study, “ Democracy at Risk: Manipulating Search Rankings Can Shift Voting Preferences Substantially Without Voter Awareness ” Dr. Robert Epstein and Dr. Ronald E. This struck me as odd and I tried the same search on Yahoo and Bing.

New York Court Rebuffs Ninth Circuit’s Copyright “Server Test,” Finds Embedded Tweet Displaying Copyrighted Image to Be Infringement

New Media and Technology Law

In its ruling, the Goldman court granted the plaintiff’s motion for partial summary judgment, and determined that the reasoning of the Perfect 10 decision, which applied to a search engine’s image search function and display of thumbnails to a user, was not applicable to the embedding practices the media sites engaged in. .

Technology that a Film Production Attorney Can Use to Improve Service Delivery

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The first step that you need to take is create a modern website that is search engine optimized. Film production is one of the most sort after legal divisions in the world today due to the increasing number of films that are been developed.

Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision

New Media and Technology Law

On May 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit rejected a petition for cancellation of the GOOGLE trademark based on a “genericide” theory that claimed Google should lose its trademark protection because the word “google” has become synonymous to the public with the term “search the internet.” (See Gillespie and Elliott petitioned for cancellation on the ground that the public primarily understands “google” as “a generic term” to describe the act of “internet searching.”