Google\'s New Policy On DMCA Censorship From Scientology Flap.

The Church
of Scientology has used the DMCA
[Google] in attempt to prohibit the Google search engine results from linking
to which church lawyers claim includes
copyrighted material that exceeds fair use.

new policy is to provide
a copy of the complaint that includes the complete URL of the \'offending\'
link.  This is reproduced as a text citation.

When a search
query would have returned an \'offending\' link, Google links to the copy
of the complaint at

uses \"helatrobus\"
[Google] as an example.  At the bottom of the Google return is the
statement: \"In response to a complaint we received under the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act
, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page.
If you wish, you may read
the DMCA complaint
for these removed results.\"

\"The result,\"
suggests NYTimes journalist David F. Gallagher, \"is that a complaint could
end up drawing more attention to the very pages it is trying to block.\"
-20020422 \"Google
Runs Into Copyright Dispute.
\" -By David F. Gallagher  -NYTimes

/ free_speech
/ google
- legal
/ linking

Hermit :-X


Another Google Service

Liz P. writes \"Since Google has been in the news (see previous links re: Researchers) a link to something called \"GoogleMail\" caught my eye today.

This company, using the Google Web Services interface, seems to created an asynchronous Google search using Email. However, before you try it, you might want to review the numerous cross-links listed on this page that critique the idea --

or check Here.\"


Google Hiring Answer \"Experts,\" Kinda...

How much would you pay for an answer and how much would you ask for to
answer it?  It\'s the ebay of answerville.  Google\'s floating
another of their ever delicious \'beta\' improvements.  The Google
page is up and running.  From the -thinking-of-applying-
dept. they\'ve got their Researcher
up.  Hope the LISNews effect doesn\'t shut \'em
-Hermit ;-)

\"Google gives
some advice...for a price:
  In yet another test of new services,
Google is quietly wading into the expert-advice market, a lackluster business
that proved too taxing for some former Net highfliers.\" -By
Stefanie Olsen -CNET

20020414 (brief) \"When
Google Doesn\'t Know, Net Users Do.
\" Notes that \"this concept for a
research service has been tried before, but Google\'s power in the marketplace
has a better chance of success than the smaller ventures that preceded
it.\" -Steve


Google Provides Scientology Warnings To Free Speech Site

David McGuire writes...

\"Less than a month after de-listing an anti-Scientology Web site from its search engine on copyright infringement grounds, Google has begun providing copies of the infringement notices that it receives to a recently formed free-speech advocacy site, a Google spokesman confirmed today. Earlier this week, Google sent a copy of an infringement warning it received from the Church of Scientology to the operators of, a site that aims to educate Internet posters about their First Amendment rights in the face of legal warnings.\" More


The Business Side of Google

steven bell writes \"The New York Times of April 8 features the story, \"Google\'s Toughest Search Is for a Business Model\" in the Technology Section. While we most often want to learn as much as possible about Google\'s search features and next innovation, this article presents a different and interesting perspective on what it will take for Google to establish longer-term sustainability in the marketplace. You may love the search results, but for Google the more pressing question, as the article puts it, appears to be, \"whether Google has the scale to capture a viable share of the search advertising market. In other words, can Google create a business model even remotely as good as its technology?\"
You can find the article at
The NYTimes


The technology behind Google\'s great results

Tanya writes \"
A must read. \"

As a Google user, you\'re familiar with the speed and accuracy of a Google search. How exactly does Google manage to find the right results for every query as quickly as it does? The heart of Google\'s search technology is PigeonRank™, a system for ranking web pages


How much ass does Google kick? All of it.

Slashdot pointed the way to This Story over at Oreillynet on Google\'s \"near-magical ordering of the Internet\".

\"The enduring presence of our publicly stated positions acts as an accountability system, making us own up to our errors and perhaps encouraging us to think carefully before putting our fingers on our keyboards. \"


Google Deluged with Resumes

Yahoo News has a story on google, which, on a typical day, gets over 600 resumes.

\"We do hear from a lot of people who are simply not qualified, but who just seem to be throwing their hat into the ring,\'\' Krane said. ``That is also indicative of the state of the economy. It\'s like we\'re that last stop before they make the decision to move to a new city.\"

In other google news, Danny Sullivan says , Google has begun serving up search results to users of the Earthlink web site, taking over a partnership previously held by Overture.
. AdWords listings that run on the regular Google web site also appear on the Google results provided to Earthlink


All Google All the Time

from ...G Stories, "a source for what's new and interesting about Google(TM) & other search engines", brought to you by somebody named Ed. Stock updates, programming plans, rumors and more.


Creating a global online library will spread knowledge in the quickest way to the most people

Strong Words Of Praise for the Google library project from Mary Sue Coleman, president of the University of Michigan. She says beyond the emerging legal challenges, we must not lose sight of the transformative nature of Google's plan -- or the good that can come from it. "Imagine what this means for scholars, school kids and you, who, until now, might have discovered only a fraction of the material written on any subject. Or picture a small, impoverished school -- in America or anywhere in the world -- that does not have access to a substantial library but does have an Internet connection."



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