• Appeals Court Revives Safari-Hack Lawsuit Against Google
    In a blow to Google, a federal appellate court has revived a lawsuit accusing the company of violating Safari users' privacy by circumventing their no-tracking settings.
  • Court Reverses Itself, Says Amazon's Search Results Don't Infringe Trademark

    Amazon doesn't infringe watch manufacturer Multi-Time Machine's trademark by returning links to different brands, like Luminox and Chase-Durer, in response to searches for Multi-Time Machine, a divided panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said on Wednesday.

    The decision reversed an earlier appellate ruling in the same case. That earlier ruling, issued in July, said Amazon potentially infringed trademark by causing so-called "initial interest confusion," which the judges described as confusion that "creates initial interest in a competitor's product."

    The tech companies Google, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, eBay and Yahoo criticized the earlier decision, arguing that Amazon shouldn't have to ...

  • Google Book Scanning Project Protected By Fair Use, Appeals Court Says
    Handing Google a victory, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals said on Friday that the company's book scanning project is protected by fair use principles
  • TVEyes Infringes Copyright By Letting Users Download Clips, Judge Rules
    Handing television monitoring company TVEyes a partial defeat, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the service infringes copyright by letting its subscribers download clips.
  • Mississippi Officials Planned To Enlist MPAA In 'Media Blitz' Against Google

    An official from the Mississippi Attorney General's office proposed that the Motion Picture Association of America help coordinate a "media blitz" against Google -- which would include arranging for bad press on NBC's Today Show and in News Corp's The Wall Street Journal -- according to new court documents.

    The documents, submitted by Google, include an email exchange in which an official with the Mississippi Attorney General's office proposed a "confidential plan" of attack to an MPAA lobbyist. That plan included engaging a PR firm "to create an attack on Google" and other companies that "are resisting" the Attorney ...

  • FCC Chairman Backs AT&T's Merger With DirecTV
    AT&T's $49 billion merger with DirecTV appears to be headed for regulatory approval, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated on Tuesday.
  • Google Wins Reprieve From Mississippi Attorney General
    A federal judge has granted Google's request for an order enjoining Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood from following enforcing a subpoena for documents relating to copyright infringement by outside companies.
  • FCC Enacts Sweeping Open Internet Rules
    The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to impose net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from blocking or degrading traffic and from creating online fast lanes.
  • Nick.com Visitors Seek To Revive Privacy Case Against Google And Viacom
    Representatives for a group of young children are appealing a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Google and Viacom of violating a federal video privacy law.
  • Coca-Cola Talks "Total Market" Multicultural Marketing
    Segmenting remains a natural component of multicultural marketing. Yet, top brands increasingly want separate units to share insights, and a broader strategy. It's a "total market" according to Juan Pablo Gonzalez, Senior Brand Manager of Hispanic Marketing at Coca-Cola. Among other benefits, "It gives up an opportunity to share resources," Gonzalez told attendees of MediaPost's Engage: Hispanics conference, on Tuesday. It also gives Coca-Cola the ability to establish "relevant connections [among] multicultural markets," Gonzalez said. Among other collaborations, that requires an integration of agencies, joint briefings, shared insights, while adhering to a broader strategy that starts at the c-suite level, ...
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