Tag Archives: Google Legal

Chinese Company, Guge, Sues Google Over Name

Cheeky China company says to sue Google over name from Reuters reports Beijing Guge, a Chinese company, is suing Google over their name. Beijing Guge wants Google to change their corporate name to something else. Beijing Guge says that they get tons of phone calls with people confusing Guge for …

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Google's Schmidt: Viacom, A Company Built From Lawsuits

Google takes swipe at Viacom, talks social networks from Reuters reports Google CEO Eric Schmidt as saying “Viacom is a company built from lawsuits, look at their history.” Schmidt said this while being asked questions at a hotel bar at the 25th annual Allen & Co. “moguls meeting.” Schmidt added, …

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Google Shortens Cookie Expiration Date

The Google Blog announced that Google will be shortening the expiration date of its cookies from the year 2038 to a two-year life cycle. If you go to Google.com, Google is to soon set a new cookie to last 2 years from that date. Each time you go back, the …

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House & Senate To Review Google's Acquisition Of DoubleClick

Congress to Examine Google-DoubleClick Deal from the New York Times reports that Google’s executives will be called on to testify in from of the U.S. House and Senate committees over the DoubleClick acquisition. There has been a lot of opposition to this acquisition, leading to an FTC filing asking for …

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Advocacy Group Sues Over North Carolina's Incentives To Woo Google

Suit filed against state Google incentives from Triangle Business Journal reports that the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law has filed a lawsuit to challenge the incentives given to Google to build a server farm in North Carolina. The advocacy group claims the incentives violate various laws and provisions in …

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Google, Microsoft & Others Want Copyright Warnings To Be Clearer

Google, Others Contest Copyright Warnings from the Wall Street Journal reports the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), which includes Google and Microsoft, are filing a complaint with the FCC about how some content companies are taking their copyright warnings a bit too far. The CCIA would like the FCC …

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More Join YouTube Class Action Suit Copyright

More parties join Google copyright lawsuit from Reuters reports that eight more parties have joined the class action copyright lawsuit against Google’s YouTube. As we reported earlier, the lawsuit that English soccer’s Premier League Ltd and music publisher Bourne & Co have against YouTube is now beginning to get more …

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Brazil Says Google Still Not Cooperating Over Illegal Orkut Activities

Brazilian prosecutors say Google has not provided Orkut user information regarding crimes from the Associated Press reports that Brazilian authorities say that Google Brazil is still not complying with requests to hand over information on those using Orkut for illegal activities. Some use Orkut to help spread child pornography and …

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Viacom May Want To Work With Google In Future

Viacom could work with Google in future: CEO from Reuters reports Philippe Dauman, Viacom’s CEO, as saying “I suspect at some point in the future we’ll work with Google.” He made that statement Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco even after Viacom claimed they would still continue their legal action …

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