US Judge asks reports of Google searches

US Judge asks reports of Google searchesOn February 2017, the judge of County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, grants an application for a warrant to search filed by Detective Lindman of Edina Police Department. The warrant is directed to search for any or all user or subscriber information related to the Google searches of the victim’s name and last name, three variations included, for the timeframe of December 1st, 2016, through January 7th, 2017.

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AOL settles unpaid volunteers class-action

AOL settles unpaid volunteers class actionAOL has recently settled its largest lawsuit prompted by the block of volunteers that performed online services for it during 1990s within the Community Leader Program. The program was ended by AOL in 2005 following US Department of Labor investigation.

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Italian court solves a cybersquatting case over Altavista search engine

Italian court solves a cybersquatting case over Altavista search engineGenova first instance Court issues a judgement on July 17, 1999 in the matter of cybersquatting case as complained by Compaq. The application is granted for the implicit appropriation of the Altavista’s name worldwide importance by the means of the altavista.it domain, whose home page returns information related to the real search engine to make users believe they are browsing one of the greatest web indexes.

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Internet cache copies don’t need authorization of the copyright holders

Internet cache copies dont need authorization of the copyright holdersChamber of the EU Court of Justice on 5 June 2014 holds judgement in case C-360/13 between Public Relations Consultants Association Ltd v Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd and others being requested for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU concerning the interpretation of Article 5(1) of Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001.

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AdWords dynamic keyword insertion trademark infringement

Court of Palermo excludes ISP liability for trademark infringementThe Court of Palermo IP Section, with ruling of June 7, 2013 in joined cases 11626/08 and 11627/08, definitively sentences on trademark infringement allegedly perpetrated by the means of Google’s service AdWords and on the supposed liability of the Internet Service Provider providing the advertising service. The Court finds that the illicit conduct affected only when the “dynamic keyword insertion” technique is implemented and thus it leads to ruling against the Defendant’s conduct for trademark infringement. Google’s liability is denied on the basis that the internet provider is not called to check the content of the whole advertisers’ ads.

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Italian DPA's measure for Google’s privacy policy

Garante sets measures to safeguard users from Googles privacy policyWith decision on July 2014, the Italian DPA (Garante) sets forth measures to bring the processing of personal data carried out by Google under its New Privacy Policy relating to use of the features offered with www.google.it more into line with Italian data protection Code:

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