A Citizen of New Zealand Will Try to Filter GoogleAdded: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
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A citizen of New Zealand is taking up a case against the search giant to the High Court today. The attorney representing the un-named individual claimed that he wanted to have a defamatory post deleted from an international online service and insisted that it was the responsibility of Google New Zealand.
According to the local media, the main question now is whether or not Google is a publisher of the post in question and whether innocent dissemination of defamatory content defenses applies. This post appeared on a US “consumer advocacy” site RipoffReport.com back in 2008.
The publishing claimed that an individual referred to in court as “A”, working in the medical profession in New Zealand, had been caught masturbating over pictures of kids. The post mentioned his name, address, profession and contact data. Aside from the word “Kiwi”, the website didn’t reveal any information about the author of the post or ways to contact him. The attorney said that his client had denied the claims made in the publishing.
However, when his client’s name is typed into a search engine like Google, both the link to the post and a snippet from it still appear high up in its search results. Two years ago, when the publishing negatively influenced his job, the individual in question started writing to Google, YahooXtra and RipoffReport.com asking them to delete the defamatory post or block access to it. As a result, both YahooXtra and Google New Zealand did what they were asked for, but the US website claimed it never “took things down”.
However, the post soon again appeared as a search result on Google. The most interesting part, according to associate judge Abbott, was that it became something like a chameleon, but instead of changing its spots, it changed its URL. “A” kept writing to the search engine. Google originally took the result down, but after a while, the search engine started saying that it couldn’t control things anymore.
The attorney argued that “A” had the right to sue the search engine for defamation, because the company knew about the publishing and could remove it, which means that it was a publisher. Meanwhile, he couldn’t sue the company in the United States because of the costs involved, and decided to sue Google New Zealand instead. In response, Google claimed that he had sued the wrong company.
March 7th,2012Posted by:
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
|someone explain this please. what i see is.... a guy likes kids, got caught, an article was posted about him and he's suing?|
|posted by (2012-03-07 21:43:54)|
|Just some freako with weird fantasies tying to make a few bucks...|
|You nailed it @1.|
It is clear this creep and lawyer maybe even the court has no idea how the web works.
You sue to web site and the person who posted it; You can't sue the search engine cuz as they said and it is true. Once it is on the web it is there forever.
What was really needed was if the posting wasn't true a retraction in place of this alleged article he is suing about and still use the same meta tags so any search will turn up the articles retractions.
I believe he is suing Google looking for a big payday.
|roflmao @ menahunie the selfproclaimed super know it all rofl rofl rofl|
|Bl4t4ntlyObv1ous - FUKU..|
Your a troll and you just proved it with your ignorant comment that isn't constructive and not even with the discussion here.
Your avatar shows how much a retard you are..
|posted by (2012-03-08 18:59:54)|
|@ menahunie, for once you are spot on on both counts.|
PS It's 'you're a troll' not 'your a troll'. Your a troll makes no sense.
Clue: you are = you're the apostrophe shows that a letter is omitted.
|posted by (2012-03-11 01:15:32)|
|@ Daewoo So I guess finding this tiny spelling mistake, correcting it in your egotistical way, makes you a better person??? I just hope 1ml of blood rushed too your C#$k, gave you hardon even the hubble would have trouble finding, and made you feel superior too all of humankind for that fleeting moment in time...||
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