Orphan works sound like they should be adopted by Madonna or Angelina Jolie. OK, a little humor in all this dry legal stuff, forgive me. Orphan books that are in copyright but where the copyright owners can’t be found. In the settlement, Google would get a license to display these partially or sell full online reading, with any earnings kept in trust for the copyright owners (to my understanding). Anyone else wanting to use them would have to try and track down the authors (again, to my understanding), which might be done through the new book registry that’s also proposed to be created (or not, because maybe the copyright owners can’t be found. So in short, Google gets access to a huge number of books that others don’t. (How many is debatable. It’s no more than six million in copyright books that Google scanned without consent; as few as 500,000 of these might be orphans, from one estimate I’ve seen reported). … [Read more...] about Department Of Justice Files Objections To Google Book Search Settlement
Does filing bankruptcy stop foreclosure
Let me be clear, this doesn't impact the main company - but rather the US operations only. Brightedge actually has a history of patenting things, even the SEO process and has taken legal action before suing Searchmetrics before in 2014. But Brightedge allegedly won't let this dispute go and Searchmetrics has supposedly spent $10 million over this legal spat. … [Read more...] about Searchmetrics US Files For Bankruptcy After Brightedge Continued Patent Suit
If you don't implement 301 redirects on a page to page basis, then you'll have to rely on your custom 404 to keep the visitors on the site. But why show a "page not found" message when you can deliver the visitor directly to the page they hoped to land on? The 301 redirect simply helps you provide a better, seamless experience for your visitors. … [Read more...] about Three Easy Ways to Fix Broken Links and Stop Unneccessary Visitor Loss
where point three comes in. If there’s an error — or if there’s a legal request … [Read more...] about FTC Complaint Filed Over AskEraser: “Unfair & Deceptive”
Great. Do it! But do it smartly. Think about your site. If your homepage will be missing a ton of content for the mobile version, then maybe that content belongs on a sub-page instead of the homepage? It’s going to take some good Information Architecture, Content Strategy, and UX teamwork, but it’s entirely possible to create a different mobile experience without losing content. It just takes forethought. Hey, nobody said SEO was easy right? It’s time to roll up our sleeves and do some RMS. Real Marketing Shit. … [Read more...] about What Does Mobile First Index Actually Mean?