Google Isn't Doing Enough

Posted by Justin Crossman

In an article posted by The Sydney Morning Herald, Andrew Colley cited David Croyé of the startup JustWatch who claims that research indicates Google isn't doing as much as it could to combat digital piracy.

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Topics: Opinion, Copyright, Claims, Google

Good Faith DMCA Actions

Posted by Justin Crossman

In an excellent article posted by Jonathan Bailey of Plagiarism Today, the topic of good faith consideration is covered regarding a ruling issued on the Lenz v. Universal case (often referred to as the “Dancing Baby” case).

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Topics: Copyright, Claims

Google Says It's Not Enough Just To Disavow Links

Posted by Justin Crossman

Google says it's not enough just to disavow bad backlinks, you need to clean them up

The disavow tool provided by Google is a useful option for those that may need to limit risks inherent to outside sources linking back to your website. However, while that's one important option, Google is very clear that you should make every effort to clean up bad and unnatural links pointing to your site.

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Topics: Advice, SEO

Australian Site Blocking Law vs. Searchlight (Part 3)

Posted by Mary Hagen

Part Three: How The Site Blocking Happens

With the new Australian site blocking law in effect, the question turns to how will it be applied. While we’ve already looked at the vague legal mechanisms in place for determining what sites should be blocked, we haven’t looked at the technical side, understanding how Australian ISPs (and other ISPs) block access to websites.

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Topics: Site Blocking, Plagiarism Protection, Australian Site Blocking Law, International

Australian Site Blocking Law vs. Searchlight (Part 2)

Posted by Mary Hagen

Part Two: Comparing the Australian Site Blocking Law

As controversial as the Australian site blocking law has been, it’s far from the first of its kind in the world as several other nations have either passed or attempted to pass similar legislation.

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Topics: Site Blocking, Plagiarism Protection, Australian Site Blocking Law, International

Australian Site Blocking Law vs. Searchlight

Posted by Mary Hagen

PART 1: Understanding the Australian Site Blocking Law

Last month, the Australian government passes Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 (PDF). Though the act title sounds boring and it’s incredibly short 3-page length makes the bill seem innocuous, the act has become one of the most controversial in Australia’s recent history as it is the “site blocking” bill, the one aimed at requiring ISPs to block access to outside websites the court deems to be infringing.

 

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Topics: Site Blocking, Plagiarism Protection, Australian Site Blocking Law, International

Networking: The Best Thing For Your Business

Posted by Eric Hegan

As I attempt to process the 2015 SXSW Interactive Conference and all of the business cards, scribbled-on bar napkins & swag bags I received, there is only one word that comes to mind.... JACKPOT! From getting love from an NBA legend who supports the small business ecosystem we both live in randomly connecting with the "ONE" business contact I was seeking out all week, and finding out we have a common friend. Networking can be critical in all stages of life, not just professionally.

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Searchlight | Web Content Awareness, Control, Security

Posted by Justin Crossman

What is Searchlight?

We still live in the Wild West of the internet age. While an open internet, free flowing ideas and communication is something we love and support, there is a line. When that line gets crossed, and you find not-so-fair use of your website content, Searchlight solves that problem. We are raising the bar across the internet, returning integrity to authorship and journalism online.

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Topics: Insider

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