Tag Archive: Google

UK: Search engines agree to demote pirate sites in search result listings

By John Wilks and Alastair Mackichan The UK Intellectual Property Office (the “IPO”) announced last month that Google and Bing have agreed to enter into a voluntary code of practice with the UK creative industries (represented by the British Phonographic Industry, the Motion Picture Association and the Alliance for Intellectual Property) (the “Code”). The “Code …

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Europe’s Right to be forgotten: update on implementation guidelines

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By Patrick Van Eecke and Mathieu Le Boudec Last week we wrote that the Article 29 Working Party (“Working Party 29”) has adopted guidelines relating to the implementation of the European Court of Justice’s Google ruling on the right to be forgotten. Click here for a previous blog post on this ruling. These guidelines have …

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Europe: Right to be forgotten guidelines adopted by WP29

By Patrick Van Eecke & Julie De Bruyn The Article 29 Working Party, the European data protection advisory body consisting of representatives of the national data protection authorities of the EU Member States, announced yesterday that they have adopted guidelines – for national data protection authorities – on the implementation of the Court of Justice’s ruling on the …

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European Court of Justice rules right to be forgotten principle applicable to search engines

By Patrick van Eecke In a landmark ruling the European Court of Justice has ruled that search engines, as a principle, need to remove the link between search results and a webpage if it contains information the individual deems should be “forgotten”. In short, the Court decided that: Indexing information by a search engine is …

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Spain: Spain launches a reform of the Intellectual Property Law. Including the so-called “Google News tax” on use of copyrighted material.

By Ceyhun Pehlivan and Jorge Monclús The Spanish Council of Ministers has just approved a draft law for the partial reform of the Intellectual Property Law. It will be now submitted to the Spanish Parliament for discussion and final approval. Although the final version of the draft law is not yet available, on the basis …

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Google Vividown sets new rules on Internet liability

Internet liability rules as to data protection issues might considerably change after that the Italian Supreme Court decision acquitted 3 Google managers previously convicted to 6 months of imprisonment for a video published on Google Video. Share this

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A decisive blow to net neutrality?

By Dylan Kennett On 14 January 2014, the concept of ‘net neutrality’ took a serious blow from the U.S Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. The court struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s ‘Open Internet Order’ regulations which enshrined the basis of this fundamental principle of the internet and thus altering the relationship of the …

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Copyright measures against Google’s indexing of news contents

The Italian Government has just approved a law decree that apparently will introduce copyright-related measures aimed at sorting disputes relating to the usage of news contents by search engines and news aggregators. Share this

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Google shall NOT monitor Adwords keywords

The Court of Palermo (Italy) held that Google as an hosting provider is not obliged to monitor the AdWords keywords selected by its users.  The court did find liability for a local rental company, Sicily by Car, for the usage of the trademark “maggiore” held by a major rental company, Maggiore Rent SpA.  This was only when done …

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