Yahoo Facing Gross Negligence Lawsuit Following Hack of 500M Users (Report)

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Yahoo declined to comment on the suit. Tech Tech THR Online Yahooread more. THR, Esq.

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EBay, Facebook, Yahoo back YouTube in Viacom case

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By Matthew Belloni So the battle lines are being drawn. In the wake of three Hollywood studios standing behind Viacom in its $1 billion copyright fight with Google's YouTube, four new media powerhouses have now joined Team YouTube. EBay, Facebook, Tags: Copyright Litigation YouTube

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Movie Studios Pull Injunction Demand in MovieTube Lawsuit

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The MPAA's withdrawal follows intervention from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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Tech Giants to Hollywood: Stop Trying to Resurrect SOPA

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Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr file a brief with the MPAA in the film studios' lawsuit over MovieTube sites. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

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Yahoo!: Defender of Privacy Rights

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A recent legal controversy between Yahoo! However, technology advances now allow users to store a majority of their emails on Google, Yahoo!, The Justice Department seemingly capitalized on the Act’s outdated language in its recent attempt to require Yahoo!

Yahoo Sues Facebook For Patent Infringement

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Yahoo is suing Facebook for patent infringement over FB's use of technology tied to the social media company's many activities. Read the complaint here

Yahoo wins motion to have FISA court objections to surveillance made public

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Yahoo wins motion to have FISA court objections to surveillance made public

U. S. Government Asked Yahoo For Data Nearly 12,500 Times In First Six Months of 2013

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Yahoo has released information indicating that various governments around the world asked it for data nearly 30,000 times in the first six months of 2013.

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

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Court of Appeals for the Fif th Circuit denied Yahoo!’s District Court for the Northern District of Texas, argues that Yahoo!’s American alleges that when Yahoo! users type assorted American trademarks into Yahoo!’s The question remains how Yahoo!’s

Hey American Express, Do You Yahoo!?: This Month’s USC-Annenberg Innovation Lab brand sponsored piracy report identifies the offending brands

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MTP readers no doubt saw the coverage on last month’s installment of the USC-Annenberg Innovation Lab transparency report that identified ad networks that facilitated IP theft. Now we see that this month’s report names brands. You can read all about it here. Here’s a sample of the top brands driving brand sponsored piracy and theft from artists: Amazon. American Express. AT&T. Buick. Converse. Dropbox. Equifax. FingerHut. General Motors. Honda. K Swiss. Lenovo. Lexus. Mazda.

Yahoo’s spam filter protected by § 230

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District Court for the Northern District of California, Yahoo’s spam filtering of its e-mail addresses is a valid exercise of its power as a content provider under 47 U.S.C. § DeVoy In a decision from the U.S. 230, better known as § 230 of the Communications Decency Act, or simply § 230. The [.]. internet law Section 230

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Joplin mosque razed in fire; 2nd blaze this summer - Yahoo! News

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Joplin mosque razed in fire; 2nd blaze this summer - Yahoo!

Hollywood Docket: Appeals court rules on downloads; Porn pirate leak; another Lady Gaga suit

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The defendants, Yahoo and RealNetworks, must still. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against ASCAP, holding that digital downloads don't constitute public performances. The ruling means that ASCAP can't charge higher rates when users download and play songs.

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Yahoo Resists Marissa Mayer Deposition in $1 Billion NCAA Bracket Lawsuit

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An insurer says that internal emails show the CEO to have been a key decision-maker who personally negotiated with Warren Buffett. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Tech Business

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

Anita Ramasastry On the Duty To Remove Online Content After Barnes v. Yahoo

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Yahoo FindLaw's Anita Ramasastry discusses whether website operators have a duty to remove "malicious content" from interactive sites. She discusses the recent 9th Circuit ruling, Barnes v.

Additional Point on Barnes v. Yahoo: Section 230 is an Affirmative Defense

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Yahoo case has some notable dicta: The 9th Circuit said that Section 230 is an affirmative defense, and thus can not be raised in a motion to dismiss. Past First Amendment Bad Ass Award winner, Paul Alan Levy, points out that the recent Barnes v. Levy disagrees, for good reason. Posted in [.].

Leading Online Ad Networks Agree to Voluntary Piracy Program

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Yahoo Chris Dodd Microsoft THR, Esq. MPAA chairman Chris Dodd says the plan "places a disproportionate amount of the burden on rights holders." read more. MPAA AOL Google Tech Piracy Business

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YAHOO! ACQUITTED OF CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS IN FRANCE

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To register, call 310- 825-9971 or enroll online at: [link] YAHOO! ACQUITTED OF CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS IN FRANCE In a case that helps define jurisdiction in suits brought in one country against websites hosted in another country, a Paris court has acquitted Yahoo! At issue was whether Yahoo could be held criminally liable for hosting websites that sold Nazi memorabilia.

YAHOO! ACQUITTED OF CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS IN FRANCE

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To register, call 310- 825-9971 or enroll online at: [link] YAHOO! ACQUITTED OF CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS IN FRANCE In a case that helps define jurisdiction in suits brought in one country against websites hosted in another country, a Paris court has acquitted Yahoo! At issue was whether Yahoo could be held criminally liable for hosting websites that sold Nazi memorabilia.

David Lowery’s Panel at Future of Music Policy Conference

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Frazee of Twin Logic Systems–also lobbyist for the Computer & Communications Industry Association, the Consumer Electronics Association, Net Coalition, Yahoo!–all By the way, the first question to the panel from the floor comes from Pandora’s lobbyist Elizabeth W.

Brian Stelter's Top Media News For the Year @brianstelter

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Included: comings and goings (Marissa Mayer's departure from Yahoo and Campbell Brown's arrival at Facebook, Megyn Kelly's debut at NBC), the death of Roger Ailes, a link to Vox's Top media news of 2017, from Brian Stelter at Reliable Sources.

Read the lawsuits: Producers vs. Michael Irvin; Yahoo vs. NFL players; Bill Clinton vs. cybersquatter

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By Eriq Gardner A little more desk-clearing on some lawsuits and decisions from the past week. Here are a couple complaints and one arbitration decision that caught our eye: Quite a few lawsuits recently from people who claim ownership of.

Barnes v. Yahoo: Section 230 Does Not Insulate Online Service Provider From Contractual Liability

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This is an interesting Section 230 decision that shows where the line is between Section 230 immunity and Section 230 liability. It should also serve as a cautionary tale for online service providers including bloggers who allow comments. Barnes’ ex-boyfriend is a bit of a douchebag. After they broke up, he created a [.].

Why L&D Goes Hand in Hand with M&A

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Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr offers one such example: Barely two years after the deal, one source with knowledge of the company’s internal turmoil told Business Insider that close to half of Tumblr’s sales team had quit. The exodus, which included the Tumblr sales team’s Global Head of Brand Partnerships Lee Brown (now the CRO at Buzzfeed), occurred after Yahoo decided to combine the two sales teams.

@GTP_updates Report on “Google Academics, Inc.”

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Mr. Band is a registered lobbyist for MIC Coalition member the Computer and Communications Industry Association, the Library Copyright Alliance and Yahoo! Ever wonder why it is that some academics seem to be as close to Google as 1 is to 2? The Google Transparency Project has released a fascinating report and searchable database of papers written by academics funded by Google ( according to the group’s methodology ).

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Barnes v. Yahoo! Opinion on Remand a Caution to Web Site Operators: Don't Let Employees Make Promises That They Can't Keep

New Media and Technology Law

One of them is Cecilia Barnes, who alleged that she was defamed by false dating profiles posted by an ex-boyfriend on Yahoo!'s Any claim that Yahoo! But Barnes claimed that a separate promise by a Yahoo! Yahoo!, The court concluded that because her claim alleged a separate undertaking by Yahoo!, Yahoo!, Yahoo! To resolve the motion, the court delved into the factual specifics of Barnes's claim that a Yahoo! Yahoo!

Monday Morning JetLawg

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Microsoft-Yahoo deal faces antitrust scrutiny. In the news. Flickr alters its DMCA policy to preserve more user information. In consideration of Monica Seles attack , U.S. Open boosts security after another player-fan incident.

Monday Morning JetLawg

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Yahoo and NFL Players Association settle over use of players’ statistics in online fantasy football. In the news. Ukraine passes law banning possession of pornography. - Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa drops lawsuit against Twitter. Lawsuit in the making?

Pandora’s Shell Game with Royalty and Revenue

Music Technology Policy

Let’s take a look at their income statement for the last 12 months (“trailing twelve months” or “ttm”) from Yahoo! Remember when Pandora used to complain about how royalty costs were over half their revenue?

No Confusion Here: Proposing a New Paradigm for the Litigation of Keyword Advertising Trademark Infringement Cases

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Internet search engines such as Google and Yahoo! JETL advertising contracts courts entertainment financial government intellectual property internet lawsuits legislation technology trademarks commerce google keyword sponsored link trademark infringement Yahoo

SERIAL Trademark Denied – Should One of the Most Popular Podcasts Ever Be Able to Protect Its Name?

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By contrast, marks that are suggestive (requiring a leap of imagination, such as COPPERTONE® for suntan oil), fanciful (made-up words, such as XEROX®), or arbitrary (real words that have no relation to the product, such as YAHOO!® This article was written by two new contributors to the Blog, trademark attorneys Radhika “Ronnie” Raju and Kelly Donohue.

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The MIC Coalition’s Revolving Door: The DOJ’s Google Lawyer Reviewing SESAC Acquisition of HFA

Music Technology Policy

There’re been obviously antitrust issues between Google and Yahoo! Remember the MIC Coalition? This is the uber lobbying group that Google and Pandora founded along with the National Association of Broadcasters to stop artist pay for radio play.

Is Google Using Voice Recognition for Adwords?

Music Technology Policy

Former Googler (and perhaps soon to be former Yahoo!er) MTP readers will recall that I was invited to participate in an episode of the Music Biz Podcast about the songwriter class actions against Spotify.

Will the Pinterest "Nopin" Tag Put Online Image Owners on the Defensive on Implied Copyright Licenses? Should We Look to Robots.txt as Precedent?

New Media and Technology Law

The robots.txt protocol allows site owners to indicate whether, and to what extent, they consent to having their sites crawled and cached by Web crawlers and spiders that are utilized not only by major search engines like Google and Yahoo! Yahoo!, Yahoo! Pinterest is the hot hot hot social media site that lets users create online “pinboards” of interesting or inspiring images.

Weekend Links: Jennifer's Body, Eastwood, Star Trek Panorama

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Tags: Biopics Cash Crunch Clint Eastwood Horror Star Trek Travel Watchmen Writers Yahoo CLint Eastwood Diablo Cody Jennifer Fox Jennifer's Body Mandela Star Trek

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Five Lies In YouTube’s Spin on Content ID

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Former Googler (and perhaps soon to be former Yahoo!er) An increasing number of artists are stepping forward to condemn YouTube’s sleazy business practices ranging from YouTube’s improbable royalty payments to Google’s legacy DMCA notice and shakedown business practices.

Why is the New York Times Coverage on Artist Rights So Oddly Inconsistent?

Music Technology Policy

There are YouTube videos generating ad revenue and Amazon Kindle Singles earning royalties, not to mention those emerging studios (like Netflix and Yahoo) that are spending significant dollars on high-­quality video. It is certainly true that Netflix, Amazon and Yahoo are spending money on original programming having learned from the YouTube tsunami of shite.

Will The Rio Olympic Committee Have Trademark Issues?

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Read more from Yahoo Sports. Trademark professionals… are these two logos too close… is there a likelihood of consumer confusion? Would a consumer be confused that the source of the Rio 2016 Olympic games is the same source as the Telluride Foundation?

More Free Non-Display Uses of Music: Google’s Tying Agreements Force Phone Companies to Use YouTube

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As The Information previously reported , those agreements now typically preclude partners from pre-installing Web-search apps like Bing or Yahoo Search that compete with Google Search. We’ve talked before about how Google profits out the back door from its “fair use” of scanning millions of books at its high security scanning center (see “ Epsilons at the Brave New Googolplex “), what I call “non-display” uses of works of authorship.