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Latest Google Transparency Report Shows over Half of Government Requests are Warrantless
January 28, 2013

Google’s Transparency Reports are a semi-annual compilation of requests Google receives from governments around the world for Internet user data. The reports are an effort by Google to keep use…

The HathiTrust Decision: A Win for Fair Use and the Use of Technology
October 12, 2012

On October 10, 2012, Judge Harold Baer of the U.S. District Court in New York ruled in favor of the HathiTrust Digital Library (HDL) and its university partners in a copyright infringement suit b…

Settlement Reached in the Google Books Suit
October 5, 2012

On October 4, 2012, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google announced an agreement that will provide access to publishers' in-copyright books and journals digitized by Go…

Google's New Copyright Transparency Report
June 7, 2012

Recently, Google expanded its  Transparency Report program by releasing a detailed report of content removal requests from copyright holders. This report joins its semi-annual governme…

The Authors Guild v. Google: The Case Goes On
May 31, 2012

In the latest development in the long-running case over Google’s book-scanning, the federal judge in the case ruled on May 31, 2012 that groups representing authors and photographers could…

ATHEN Report on the Accessibility of GMail and Google Calendar
February 29, 2012

The Access Technology Higher Education Network (ATHEN) is continuing its functional evaluation of the components of the Google Application Suite to determine the accessibility of each component f…

The Orphan Wars
January 23, 2012

James Grimmelmann ( ) is Associate Professor at New York Law School. “Orphan books”—books that are in copyright but whose copyright owners can…

Google and Apple and the Latest Privacy Concerns
March 16, 2012

In separate developments both Google and Apple are facing new privacy probes by the government.  In Google’s case, both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a European effort led by the Fre…

Google's Privacy Policy: Does It Impact Campuses or Not?
March 1, 2012

Today, March 1 st , Google’s new privacy policy goes into effect.  While Google says that sharing user data across its web services will deliver better search results and targeted advertise…

ATHEN Report on the Accessibility of Google Documents
October 6, 2011

Google Inc. is in the process of improving its Google Application suite to make it more accessible for people with disabilities. To date, many improvements have been made, but the efforts have l…


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