homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.196.167.69
register, free tools, login, search, subscribe, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: goodroi

Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues Forum

This 33 message thread spans 2 pages: < < 33 ( 1 [2]     
Google search results defamed Melbourne man
xcoder




msg:4514104
 11:19 am on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)

Google search results defamed Melbourne man

A Melbourne man has won a defamation case against search giant Google over images of him alongside well-known Underworld figures that appeared in its search results.

A six-person Supreme Court jury found Michael Trkulja had been defamed by the images, which he first contacted Google about removing in 2009.

When Mr Trkulja's name was typed into Google's image search, photos had showed up of him alongside gangland figures Tony Mokbel and Dennis Tanner.

Google search results also linked to a page on a now defunct website, Melbourne Crime, which had published photos of the men labelled with his name.

Read more: [theage.com.au...]




Very interesting case.

 

Maurice




msg:4515817
 10:54 am on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

A am with @incrediBILL here smells fishy would a judge fine a news paper paper report of the same event "an atempted gamg land hit" that mentioed the guys name.

I think a "resonable person" would think there is somthing more to this story.

Google does play fast and lose with the "algorithem did it" line but in this case I don't think this is a good judgement.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:4515836
 12:17 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

It was a judgement by a court of law that was privy to the full facts of the case. I think we have to accept that their decision was better than any that could be arrived at through uninformed speculation in here. :)

superclown2




msg:4516048
 9:06 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

Google cannot hide behind the algo forever. If the algo does not produce legitimate results that comply with the law then the algo has to change.

Let's be honest about it - the Internet is still the Wild West. A lot of changes will have to happen over the coming years. If Google have to completely re-write the algo sometime in the future to comply with court decisions then, tough, they'll just have to accept it. Just as we will have to accept the inevitable turmoil. Interesting business to be in, isn't it?

This 33 message thread spans 2 pages: < < 33 ( 1 [2]
Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved