Is Imprisonment Too Harsh a Punishment on a Googlebomber?

Sep 12, 2007 • 8:00 am | comments (0) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

A 23-year-old man was arrested in Poland for the latest Googlebomb which was employed to insult the Polish president.

Search Engine Land reports:

Marek W. from Cieszyn is accused of somehow causing the Polish president Lech Kaczyński's web site to rank tops for "kutas," which translates to penis.

He has been sentenced to three years in prison.

DigitalPoint Forums members are impressed. They want to know how he even succeeded (and they really would love to know how to get that software that he used). But many think that he shouldn't have been penalized as harshly as he has been. After all, the guys behind President Bush's miserable failure didn't get arrested (or caught, for that matter).

Different countries, different laws, I suppose.

However, others disagree completely:

He targeted the wrong word. Failure is an acceptable word in daily use.

Verbally abusing is a crime everywhere.

Think the punishment is too harsh? Forum discussion continues at DigitalPoint Forums.

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