Google ordered to remove Max Mosley orgy pictures | theguardian.com


Decision in French court comes after former head of Formula One said that showing images breaches his privacy.

The important consideration in this story is the following snip:

The decision is a setback to Google as it tries to defend a global stance that the search engine is merely a platform that delivers links to content and it should not be responsible for policing them.

Although Google can delete images on its website, it cannot prevent others reposting them, resulting in a constant game of catch-up.

In a statement, Google said the court’s request would require it to build a new software filter to continuously catch new versions of the posted images and remove them.

“This is a troubling ruling with serious consequences for free expression and we will appeal it,” said Google’s associate general counsel Daphne Keller in a statement.

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