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YouTube / Google beats Viacom over $1B Lawsuit

Today in court Google won out over Viacom’s $1 Billion lawsuit, essentially showing that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement. Viacom had sued YouTube over...

Holiday Lawsuits for Google, Yahoo and Microsoft

This time of year, there are often few big stories to report on, but that does not mean there isn’t some interesting search engine news happening out in the world! It seems that there is no escaping the legal system for any of our leading search engines these...

DivX Files Lawsuit Against Yahoo

As if Yahoo doesn’t have enough financial troubles. San Diego based DivX is suing Yahoo for $25 million in damages. Allegedly Yahoo had breached an advertising agreement with DivX accounting for more than 20% of their revenue. The contract between Yahoo and DivX was...

Google Book Search Settlement

Google has now made one big step forward in its initiative to have out-of-print books online. Tuesday, Judge John Sprizzo approved a lawsuit settlement between Google and numerous authors and publishers to the tune of $125 million. This money will be placed in a fund...

Lawsuit Against Google over Voicemail Patent

Is there no end to lawsuits against Google? On Tuesday Judah Klausner, an inventor from San Francisco, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Google, Verizon, LG, Citrix Systems, Comverse Technology, and Embarq. Klausner’s company, Klausner Technologies,...