Celebrity Lawyers Threaten to Sue GoogleAdded: Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Attorneys representing celebrities whose private pictures were published online by the hackers have recently claimed they can sue Google for $100 million, because the tech giant is making millions from the victimization of women.
As everyone knows, nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rihanna and other celebrities leaked to the Internet in September, causing the largest celebrity hacking scandal in history.
As a result, the famous entertainment lawyer Martin Singer demanded Google to compensate its “unethical behavior”. His LA-based firm Lavely & Singer represents over a dozen of the women suffered from the leak, the director Bryan Singer and the actors John Travolta and Charlie Sheen. The lawyer wrote a letter to Google’s co-founders and other top executives, accusing the company of failing to remove the images and video and of knowingly facilitating the illegal conduct.
The letter is sent on behalf of his unnamed clients and says that a notice was sent to Google asking to remove the images a month ago, but many are still available across various Google services, including BlogSpot and YouTube.
Martin Singer explained that after the images were released over the Labor Day holiday weekend, the law firm had written to website operators and Internet service providers demanding that the images be taken down under the (DMCA, which requires tech companies to “expeditiously” remove illegal images from their servers.
The lawyer pointed out that the vast majority of those websites and broadband providers, all of which are much smaller than Google, complied with the request and removed the images within a few hours after receiving the DMCA notice. But Google, who has much more resources and staff, had allowed the violations to continue, apparently with the purpose to capitalize on this scandal rather than quash it.
In response, a Google spokesman said that the company has removed tens of thousands of pictures within hours after the requests had been made and closed hundreds of accounts violating the rules.
However, if the lawyer brings his suit to court, it won’t be new to Google, as the company has already faced legal action over inadvertently facilitating the spread of nude pictures. For example, in March 2014, Hollie Toups, 34, sued two tech giants – Yahoo and Google – for failing to remove links to her pictures hosted on a revenge porn website. She also claimed that she had sent Google a notice to delete the links, but Google had refused to comply.
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Saturday, October 11th, 2014
|well google is actually a search engine it cant be blamed for all the things happens around the internet.. Thanks for the post ozi.|
|WTF is wrong with these people. If you don't want your nude pictures to end up on YouTube, DON'T PUT THEM ON THE NET. Idiots, they get what they deserve. I have no time for them and that is only because the pictures were taken down before I got to see them.... Huh...|
|The Google Board of Directors is sitting around it's big oak round table and they all have HD screens in front of them with the pics up - and they fappppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppping!!!!|
They too busy at the moment to comply with any requests...ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
Jennifer.......(huff-huff-huff!!!) ....Lawrence...(huff-huff-huff!!) ...you bad,bad,BAD girl...(huff-huff-huff!!)....oooohhh,yeahh, dadddy like!! Daddy like!!!
|posted by (2014-10-11 17:30:01)|
|I so agree with number ones statement not a search engines fault|
|posted by (2014-10-11 21:06:50)|
|Again, black PR!|
|posted by (2014-10-11 22:10:37)|
|@Above Posts. You do realize they aren't threatening to sue Google for it's search engine but rather for the images being hosted on sites like youtube and blogger/blogspot which are both Subsidiaries of Google. Just felt that needed to be pointed out|
|#2 doesn't seem to understand that the celebs never posted them on the internet. Their accounts were hacked and the pictures were stolen.|
To reiterate what the comment probably meant: if you don't want your junk or snizz on the internet, don't take pictures of it. Period.
#7 is correct. Google doesn't rule the internet, but a lot of services on the internet are branches of Google. It's still not Google's fault, though, and if they are going to sue Google they should also sue Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, and every other search engine being used to find these pictures.
|PS: I've seen the pictures and they're nothing special.|
|B listers needing the spotlight will blame any and many if its out on the www somebody using google or one of the many search engines will find them,the secret to not having them shown is not to take them in the first place especially naked selfies.|
|Google's empire is built on ad fraud and ill-gotten clicks/impressions|
...and the by far most preferred search engine...and arguably the best Internet browser...and the most popular free GPS...and one of the most popular e-mail services...and so on...
|posted by (2014-10-12 08:04:43)|
|jen L is a twit. and google can"t help googling.|
|posted by (2014-10-13 07:22:25)|
|If it's digitised it's hackable. If you are a "high profile" individual" then paparazzi are going to go after you with telephoto lenses and sell your topless images. These mediocre celebrities either need to understand that their lives are always going to come under scrutiny and need to understand there is a privacy price to pay OR stop playing games because you actually want this type of publicity in the first place to shore up your public profile.|
Better still just quit being a celebrity, quietly disappear and you'll soon be forgotten and no one would be bothered if your nudity appeared on the web.
|If you open an online account and store things such as pictures, documents etc., then you have indeed posted them on the Internet. Idiots today believe|
that accounts are 100% safe and that no one would ever see what's in them. Buy a scrap book and keep your private pictures in it. Real
F'n simple. All this lawyer money could be used for a much better purpose. So sad.
|pls upload on et|
|posted by (2014-10-13 13:42:28)|
|posted by (2014-10-13 17:17:06)|
|i agree with number 7. and thanks for bringing us news oz.|
|Why not sue Apple whos shit hole iCloud was hacked to access these images in the first place?|
|Poor celebrities... first their "work" gets pirated and because of that DMCA takedown requests flood the workload of Google and companies like that already and then when something personal of them appears online then it's Google's fault again because they can't do it fast enough? I don't know how the whole system works but I assume that something has to be verified before it can be taken down. "Innocent until proven guilty" I assume would have to apply or the internet will become unusable|
|Posting This pic on the net = high risk, u know when it comes out|
|posted by (2014-10-14 17:56:15)|
|Many paying for be introduction for be star with nudes,prosti2tion or friends of who can help them to be a far star from what was before and it a coincidence Google had to be part of all that what it understandable large companies can do.. who cares! star it a stars of course with good managers and people who loves them for it good job on movies.|
|posted by (2014-10-14 18:32:43)|
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