Sep 252010
 

A French court has ordered Google Inc to pay 5,000 euros ($6,672) in libel damages to a man who claimed that searches for his name automatically yielded a list of harmful suggestions.

The man, whose name was not given, said the suggested terms that came up when typing his name on Google.fr — including the words “rape,” “rapist” and “prison” — were damaging for his reputation, court documents showed.

Read more on Reuters.   A copy of the ruling (in French) can be found on Legalis.net

Via @LawandLit

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