Google Was Demanded to Disclose Bloggers’ DetailsAdded: Friday, January 18th, 2013
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The Australian courts have recently dealt a blow to people who still believe they can publish whatever they like on the Internet anonymously. A South Australian court has announced its decision saying that Google is ordered to reveal to a businessman private details of anonymous bloggers who were claimed to have defamed him.
Shane Radbone, a former footballer, together with his wife Victoria Elise Radbone, is going to sue the bloggers for defamation. The problem is that the Radbones claim they were defamed on an anonymous blog. That’s why they had to apply to the District Court in Adelaide asking the judge to issue an order against Google to make it hand over the personal details of the bloggers.
The court satisfied the couple’s demand that has given the search giant 21 days to disclose to them full details of “relevant evidentiary material” which relates in any way to the identity of the person or people who registered 5 named blogs on the company’s blogger.com network. The court order said that Google has to hand over the email addresses, phone numbers and the IP addresses of the person or people who registered the blog in question. Legal representatives of the search giant were in court, but declined to tell the press what they thought of the case.
In the past, Google has repeatedly handed over private details of its users, but these were criminal cases or investigations. Even in those cases Google refused to disclose the details without a court order. Industry experts don’t remember when Google has ever disclosed information during civil proceedings.
January 18th,2013Posted by:
Friday, January 18th, 2013
|google don't turn your backs on us,we helped you grow aghhhhhhh thx for the info >|
|What he said ^|
|posted by (2013-01-19 17:19:07)|
|Google is keeping schtum which makes it difficult to read the situation.|
|posted by (2013-01-19 21:05:36)|
|Google you must fight the good fight. RESIST!!!!|
|google made millions of dollars becoz of bloggers !! he won't make the mistake and cheat on us !!|
|Hmm... 2011/2012 Google was all about freedom of internet and anti-SOPA, anti-ACTA, anti-BlaBlaBla. 2012/2013 Google is a 180 about face new image. Bending over all the way and spreading it wide open for the RIAA/MPAA with more DMCA takedowns then ever. I don't trust Google. I don't use Google anymore. Google could vanish completely and I won't care and will only notice it happening when a news article is posted on ET or TF.|
|well, i believe in the right to private posting, but when somebody is defaming or making false statements that damage someones property, life or personal image, etc, there has to be a way to stop them and punish them.|
but if the statements are true and the person being complained about just doesn't like it, they shouldn't be allowed to do anything about it, so other people can be warned about their bad character...
|Yeah What Post 7 ^ said !!!!!||
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