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".

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