TorrentFreak: US Court Grants ISPs and Search Engine Blockade of Sci-Hub

TorrentFreak: US Court Grants ISPs and Search Engine Blockade of Sci-Hub. “Sci-Hub, often referred to as the ‘Pirate Bay of Science,’ has suffered another blow in a US federal court. The American Chemical Society has won a default judgment of $4.8 million for alleged copyright infringement against the site. In addition, the publisher was granted an unprecedented injunction which requires search engines and ISPs to block the platform.”

Ars Technica: Company that sought to control Google search results is a no-show in US court

Ars Technica: Company that sought to control Google search results is a no-show in US court. “Earlier this year, a small Vancouver software firm called Equustek earned an extraordinary legal win against Google. The Supreme Court of Canada ordered the search giant to de-index all pages from a former Equustek distributor—not just in Canada, but worldwide. Google’s response to that was to file a lawsuit in US federal court asking a judge to rule that the Canadian order is unenforceable in its home country.”

Tubefilter: Conservative Organization PragerU Sues YouTube Over Alleged Censorship Of Conservative Voices

Tubefilter: Conservative Organization PragerU Sues YouTube Over Alleged Censorship Of Conservative Voices. “Does YouTube, as a private company, have free license to restrict any videos uploaded to its platform? Should the voices of creators be protected, even if they peddle controversial ideas? These questions are at the center of a new lawsuit filed by Prager University, a conservative organization that has accused YouTube of violating the first amendment rights of its creative team.”

Daily Collegian: Man sues city for arresting him over parody Facebook page

Daily Collegian: Man sues city for arresting him over parody Facebook page. “A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech. Anthony Novak filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Parma and three officers.”

WIPR: Germany’s Supreme Court backs Google over thumbnail images

World Intellectual Property Review: Germany’s Supreme Court backs Google over thumbnail images. “Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has backed search engine Google in a dispute over whether the use of thumbnail images constitutes copyright infringement. The applicant in the dispute operates a website that offers photographs.”

AP News: Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters

AP News: Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters. “An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct. Instead, they got something else: sued by the agencies they had asked for public records.”

Ars Technica: Twitter rival Gab sues Google over app store rejection

Ars Technica: Twitter rival Gab sues Google over app store rejection. “Gab, a Twitter rival popular with the Breitbart crowd, is suing Google. The lawsuit, filed in Pennsylvania federal court on Thursday, argues that Google violated antitrust laws when it rejected Gab’s app from its Android app store.”