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EAGLE EYE
05-06-2010, 05:11 PM
Google Asks Judge to Declare RapidShare Search Links Legal

Authored by Mark Hefflinger (http://www.dmwmedia.com/user/mark-hefflinger) on May 6, 2010 - 7:35am.
http://www.dmwmedia.com/sites/default/files/images/rapidshare-logo.png (http://www.dmwmedia.com/image/rapidshare)Los Angeles - Google (NASD: GOOG) (http://finance.dmwmedia.com/dmwmedia?Page=QUOTE&Ticker=GOOG) has asked a federal judge to declare that its search engine does not infringe copyrights when its search results provide links to copyrighted works hosted on file-hosting service RapidShare, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The company was sued by independent record label Blue Destiny Records last year, which claimed that Google -- along with Microsoft's (NASD: MSFT) (http://finance.dmwmedia.com/dmwmedia?Page=QUOTE&Ticker=MSFT) Bing -- was violating copyrights by linking to unauthorized content hosted on RapidShare.

While Blue Destiny withdrew its claims in March, it reserved the right to refile copyright claims, prompting Google to ask the court for a declaratory judgment in its favor.

"If Google can win this case and get favorable treatment on appeal, it could go a long way toward clearing a big chunk of its potential copyright liability," the article speculated.
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EAGLE EYE
05-06-2010, 05:22 PM
Look like they dismissed their initial suit and now have refiled (again).

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100505/0348429309.shtml

Google has now filed a declaratory judgement:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/30902547/Google-v-Blue-Destiny-Complaint








.. I'm wondering if isohunt took that step? They basically were sued on the same premise and now have a half-assed torrent search engine.