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Weekly Brief: New Round of Layoffs Hit Law Firms
Google and Microsoft have both recently updated their policies regarding the privacy of e-mail contents. The updates are about different issues and were initiated in response to different events....more
In This Issue:
- Employer Access to Employee Social Media: Applicant Screening, ‘Friend’ Requests and Workplace Investigations
- Driving Under the Influence (of Google Glass)
- U.S. Courts’ Evolving Approaches to...more
On April 8, 2014, several news agencies, including the New York Times and CNN, reported the discovery of a vulnerability in a core security protocol used by an estimated two-thirds of the world’s servers. The vulnerability...more
On April 10, 2014, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed H.B. 232 into law, making Kentucky the 47th state to enact data breach notification legislation. Prior to H.B. 232, Kentucky was one of only four states—including...more
Google recently scored a big victory in its battle against claims that it is illegally intercepting and scanning the content of emails in order to provide personalized advertisements to Gmail users. Plaintiffs in the various...more
Google has granted the UK security services privileged “super flagger” status over YouTube videos, which enables the government to alert YouTube to videos deemed to threaten national security....more
Yet another data protection headache for Google Inc.? Today a number of newspapers reported the news regarding a fine issued against Google. In reality this is the result of a two years procedure ending up last December with...more
Google held true to its promise to seek SCOTUS review of the Ninth Circuit’s interpretation of the term “radio communications” in the Wiretap Act when it filed its Petition for Certiorari last week. Google had argued in the...more
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Intellectual Property and Internet attorney Maria Crimi Speth discusses whether permission is needed to use photographs from Google on a website. For more information visit...more
Détente can be a beautiful thing. However, as demonstrated by the recent settlement agreement between Mega-media giants Google and Viacom, achieving it can be very expensive.
In 2007, Viacom filed suit against YouTube...more
An aspiring actress moves to California and finds her life threatened. While standard fare for pulp fiction, the case of Garcia v. Google involves a twist on this well-worn plot line that not even the most imaginative...more
Copyright law generates plenty of discussion these days, but few copyright decisions have been as controversial as the Ninth Circuit's recent opinion in Garcia v. Google. The court's ruling – that a film actor owns an...more
On March 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in a patent appeal case involving Google's Street View technology on a topic in patent law that has received considerable attention recently—claim...more
Just two months after Apple’s settlement with the FTC over lax parental controls over children’s in-app purchases, Google takes the spotlight with claims of unauthorized children’s in-app purchases in the Google Play Store!...more
In a decision that is already being criticized as “horrific” and “judicial activism,” the Ninth Circuit created copyright protection for an acting performance in a short film for which the actress read from a script and was...more
Like many companies in search of a quick SEO fix, the travel site Expedia once benefited from paid links on other websites to drive traffic and to increase its ranking in search results. Google, however, publicly frowns upon...more
It was moored quietly in the Bay.
But when a four story structure made up of shipping containers was erected, questions began to be asked.
Elected officials said they didn’t know. The police said it wasn’t in...more
Garcia v. Google, Inc. -
USCA Ninth Circuit, February 26, 2014 -
In Depth -
Ninth Circuit panel rules that Google must remove Innocence of Muslims video from YouTube, concluding that plaintiff actress,...more
In recent years there has been a remarkable expansion of antitrust enforcement in the area of intellectual property (IP). This trend is illustrated by an increasing willingness of the European Commission (the Commission) and...more
Italy: Opportunities for DTT frequencies in the Italian market - The Italian Ministry for Economic Development has started a competitive bid for three national DTT frequencies.
Australia: Senate scrutinises state of...more
PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC ("PersonalWeb") filed a patent infringement action against Google for infringement of its "Truenames" patents. Google filed a motion for sanctions based on a contention that PersonalWeb...more
By now, you’ve probably heard the agonized shrieks of your friendly neighborhood copyright lawyer, decrying the Ninth Circuit’s opinion Garcia v. Google. If you haven’t had the time or inclination to read the opinion, here is...more
The Ninth Circuit became the first federal appellate court to hold that an actor has a copyright interest in her performance, holding that a district court abused its discretion in denying a motion for preliminary...more
The now “famous” web tax (or Google tax) on the purchase of on-line ads and sponsored links on search engines might come into force on the 1st of March 2014 having an impact on the Internet liability regime, unless the...more
Welcome to The Roundup for the week ending February 28. We have lots of thought-provoking pieces to share this week.
From Around the Web -
- What is Google Authorship? (And Why Should You Care?): If you’re...more
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