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Google not responsible for ‘internet graffiti’ rules judge

Google not responsible for ‘internet graffiti’ rules judge

Google is “purely passive wall” with no responsibility for internet “graffiti” no matter how offensive or libelous, a High Court judge said yesterday.

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11:54AM GMT 02 Mar 2012

In a ruling which gives Google widespread immunity from English defamation laws, Mr Justice Eady upheld pleas that it is merely a “platform provider” and “should not be regarded as a publisher, or even as one who authorised publication”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/9118986/Google-not-responsible-for-internet-graffiti-rules-judge.html

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