Apr 122016
 
 April 12, 2016  Business, Court, Online

Erik de la Garza reports:

The Fifth Circuit on Friday overturned a federal injunction that stopped Mississippi’s attorney general from investigating whether Google may be liable for aiding child predators and vendors of illegal goods.

Attorney General Jim Hood began investigating in 2012, “believ(ing) that Internet giant Google may be liable under state law for facilitating dangerous and unlawful activity through its online platforms,” Fifth Circuit Judge Stephen Higginson wrote for the three-judge panel.

Google sought an injunction in Jackson, Miss. after Hood subpoenaed information about Google’s policies on Internet searches for child pornography, illegal drug sales and copyright infringement.

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