Australian Company Sues Google for Defamation

Feb 11, 2008 • 9:40 am | comments (1) by twitter | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

According to The Age, an Australian company is suing Google because an individual posted content that defames two real estate agents.

The article states that Google was asked to remove the defamatory remarks, but it was not done. However, Google Australia claims that they cannot make any removals and that it is Google Inc. who is ultimately responsible. A hearing is scheduled for next month.

For what it's worth, if you search for the names of the two individuals named in the suit, you'll find a lot of news coverage and not so many defamatory pages -- at least not anymore.

I forgot to mention that when you type in the agent's names, there is no reference to the article on google, and there is a legal notice below saying that a link has been removed for legal reasons.

It looks like things are appearing to shine in the favor of the folks who started the suit.

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Comments:

BillyW

03/23/2008 06:45 am

I know the company that is doing the defamation. In order to sell their system, they defame others. In other words they are doing it for publicity in order to sell something- It is hardly unbiased if there is a vested interest.

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