It is generally difficult to convince a website to remove defamatory third-party content without a court order.
Even though “…Yandex retains more than 50 percent of the market for internet search, according to industry statistics”, Russia fined Google because “Google’s rivals had not been able to include their own offerings, like digital maps or search.”
On June 30, 2016, Google withdrew its appeal from the UK Supreme Court in the landmark case of Google v. Vidal-Hall after the parties reached a settlement.
In O’Kroley v Fast Case, Inc., the Sixth Circuit rejected a claim brought by Colin O’Kroley who googled himself and did not like the results because, on the summary page, some litigation that he brought was adjoined to a case about indecency with a minor.
In the past year, the federal law claims in two cases involving Google’s cookie collection practices have been dismissed.
Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is demanding that Google take down several unflattering images of him that have been used as part of an Internet meme mocking his physical appearance.
In a high-profile case, a jury recently found that Google’s use of portions of Oracle’s Java software code was allowable under the fair use doctrine and thus did not constitute copyright infringement.
Google has been granted a patent for a system that would adhere victims of auto collisions to a self-driving vehicle.
Google is testing a new feature that enables publishers and marketers to publish directly to the search engine.