July 4, 2007 |
Credit card companies that process payments for Internet pirates aren't liable for copyright infringement, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco decided that a San Jose judge was right in dismissing a lawsuit brought by a Beverly Hills-based publisher against Visa International, MasterCard Inc. and other financial companies. The 2-1 decision found that Perfect 10 Inc.
November 20, 2004 |
A Beverly Hills pornography publisher sued Google Inc. for copyright infringement Friday, accusing the Internet titan of failing to adequately remove from its search results thousands of photos posted online without permission. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Perfect 10 Inc. alleged that Web surfers could find its copyrighted pictures of nude women for free by performing Google searches. The company said it had sent 27 formal requests to Mountain View, Calif.
December 4, 2007 |
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reaffirmed its earlier support for the socially redeeming value of searching the Internet for nudie pictures. The San Francisco court, in reviewing a case it initially considered in May, reiterated its finding that Google could display tiny versions of photographs by Perfect 10 Inc., a Beverly Hills-based adult publisher, in search results, even when those images were copyrighted.
April 10, 2006 |
In an online world awash with amateur videos of pratfalls and stupid pet tricks, who could help but notice Natalie Portman's gangsta rap on YouTube? The Harvard-educated star pulls a hoodie over her pixie haircut and busts into a bleep-filled rhyme about a day in her life, delivered Snoop Dogg-style. The skit -- which uses Portman's clean-cut image as its comedic foil -- is the edgy, irresistible stuff that exemplifies the Internet's emergence as an entertainment medium.