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News Corp Plans to Block Google From Wall Street Journal

Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corp, recently landed on headlines when he said in an online interview that News Corp is planning to block Google from crawling into its web sites. The interview, conducted by David Speer of major network Sky News Australia, discussed a wide range of topics, from the debate between free […]

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Google Reporting on Which Countries Ask For Data About Users

Citizens have long wondered how often their governments ask online service providers for data about users, and how often governments ask providers to take down content. Today Google took a significant step on this issue, unveiling a site reporting numbers on a country-by-country basis. It’s important to understand what is and isn’t included in the […]

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Google Stops Censoring Chinese Search Engine Results

Google announced that it would cease (well, phase out) censoring the results in google.cn, the Chinese-language version of its famed search engine. It’s a pretty stunning move, both in its fact and in its execution. First, the announcement of “A new approach to China” may appear to have buried the lede. The lion’s share of […]

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About the YouTube Purchase In Regards to Copyright

YouTube has been much in the news lately. Around the time it was bought by Google for $1.65 billion, YouTube signed copyright licensing deals with CBS television and two record companies (UMG and Sony BMG). Meanwhile, its smaller rivals Bolt and Grouper were sued by the record industry for infringement. The copyright deals are interesting. […]

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