Search Results for: copyright infringement

November 15, 2019

Supreme Court to hear Google v. Oracle case over Android’s Java usage

In 2010, Oracle sued Google over alleged Java infringement during the development of Android. Appeal courts have repeatedly overturned lower court decisions that sided with Google. This legal case is now going to the Supreme Court in what could be a landmark decision.

November 10, 2019

Stadia ToS hints at PWA, pre-ordering games, family sharing restrictions

Earlier this week, Stadia for Android revealed a slew of details about the game streaming service. Ahead of the launch in nine days, the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and other documents are now available, and hints at some more tidbits.

February 9, 2018

Google Images to remove direct photo links as part of Getty licensing deal

Back in 2016, stock photo service Getty Images sued Google, alleging that its Images search engine promoted piracy. Rather than going to trial, the two parties announced a licensing partnership today that will result in several changes to Google Images.

September 5, 2017

Piracy on Drive & YouTube popular as ever w/ more than 4,700 DMCA complaints last month

Torrent sites around the world are being threatened, especially over the past year, with being shut down or hidden from the public eye. With that ongoing, many pirates have been on the hunt for an alternative way to distribute content, and Google Drive has quietly become a hotspot for this activity…

February 14, 2019

Future of Google News in doubt as EU finalizes controversial copyright legislation

There is now some uncertainty about the future of Google News in Europe after the European Union finalized its controversial new copyright legislation. Google had previously showed how dramatically its search results could be affected, and warned that it may shut down the service in Europe …

February 6, 2019

Google reveals 45% traffic decline to news sites w/ snippet-less Search results due to EU’s Article 11

Last month, Google tested the impact of Search news results that lacked snippets, headlines, and images to comply with the European Union’s proposed Article 11. Ahead of the Copyright Directive being finalized, the company shared how news publishers could see a 45% reduction in traffic.

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