Topic Archives: Google

Google Books Litigation Update

The advent of mass digitization via Google Books has ignited a series of copyright-related actions filed by book publishers and authors. There are two issues: whether Google and the owners of affiliated digital libraries are entitled to a fair use … Continue reading

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Google and the Sherman Act or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Civil Procedure

Overview Google’s market dominance has attracted the attention of the press, competitors, and now the federal government. Recent articles, cases, and hearings seem to point toward an inevitable collision between the industry giant and the Sherman Act, the federal statute … Continue reading

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In re Google Inc. Street View Electronic Communications Litigation: Radio Communications and Privacy by Convention

N.D. Cal.’s Chief Judge Ware has permitted the Wiretap Act claims against Google to go ahead in the consolidated litigation over the collection of Wi-Fi data by Google’s Street View vehicles. Google attempted to argue that it could not be … Continue reading

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