Cyber Librarian Gary Price of the ResourceShelf, and the editor of Search Engine Watch Blog is going to Ask Jeeves as the Director of Online Information Resources. Gary will be giving up the editorship of the Search Engine Watch blog (with Barry Schwartz taking over) but will continue on with ResourceShelf. You can read more on the ResourceShelf site post. From the Ask Jeeves press release:
Beverly Hills Small Claims Court forces Google to remove documents from their Web database, including a Public Domain Government Document on a Government Website (namely a US Bankruptcy Court Order)
Lately, Google has been involved in a lot of lawsuits: book publishers, DOJ subpoena, Microsoft, France….
However, last month, in a novel twist, a plaintiff, Mark Anderson, convinced the Beverly Hills Small Claims Court to direct Google to remove a number of documents that mention him from the Google index, including newspaper articles and public documents such as a U.S. Bankruptcy Court order.
Specifically, the Court ordered Google to remove “all references to [1 individual and 3 companies] from the Google search engines and search results.” This is not the removal of the documents from the Internet, just from the Google search results. Attached to the order was an exhibit listing the Web pages to be removed from the Google index. Chilling Effects has posted the court order and exhibit on its Web site.
If you find yourself frequently looking up US Supreme Court cases, we’ve come up with a time-saving plugin for Firefox users.
Once you’ve installed our US Supreme Court Search plugin, look for the J-star icon in the oval search field in the upper right-hand corner of your Firefox browswer. Enter any term, hit enter, and the browswer will retrieve US Supreme Court cases that reference your search query. This plugin is also available from mozdev.org.
The San Jose Mercury News reported that the Feds have subpoenaed Google in a bid to obtain their search records. In an act reminiscent of certain countries in “Old Europe,” Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL all surrendered, leaving Google to fight it alone.
Here are copies of the motions. I’ve OCR’d them so that they are searchable and copy-and-pasteable.
I am going to MacWorld today. If you need a free pass you can download one from Other World Computing.
Apple Plasma Screen Computers (PowerPage.org) – but note New Intel MacBooks – should be kewl. So there is today’s free tip or free pass link.
Here is Steve Jobs’ Keynote Speach