Google Announces Controversial Decision to Factor Receipt of DMCA Notices into Ranking of Websites

Comments Off on Google Announces Controversial Decision to Factor Receipt of DMCA Notices into Ranking of Websites Written by on August 15, 2012 | Posted in Content Licensing, Copyright Infringement

Google has just made a controversial announcement that it will now be factoring the number of “valid” DMCA notices that it receives on a particular website into how it ranks that website in its search results. The Wall Street Journal reported: Google’s move comes as Google itself is attempting to become a major seller and […]

Silicon Valley Prepares for SOPA Blackout Day Observation

Comments Off on Silicon Valley Prepares for SOPA Blackout Day Observation Written by on January 17, 2012 | Posted in IP Legislation

The Silicon Valley cyberspace community is currently preparing for tomorrow’s observation of SOPA Blackout Day. Organizers are requesting that participants make their websites go black for at least 12 hours tomorrow in observation of the blackout. As I reported on the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog, Mozilla, Reddit, Word Press, Boing Boing and the English […]

Amazon, Google, Wall Street Journal Move to Modify Applications on Apple App Store

Comments Off on Amazon, Google, Wall Street Journal Move to Modify Applications on Apple App Store Written by on July 25, 2011 | Posted in IP Licensing News

Moves by Amazon, Google, and the Wall Street Journal today to modify their applications on the Apple App Store suggest that Apple is taking steps to enforce its new royalty policies on companies selling on its App Store. In my recent posting to the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog, I report on this new move […]

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