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Miamacs - 11:34 am on Apr 5, 2008 (gmt 0)
...from AP/Yahoo! News ( yesterday )
|The images must have been taken from the couple's long driveway, which is labeled "Private Road," and that violated their privacy, according to the complaint |
Google spokesman Larry Yu said the site indicates that property owners can get the company to removed images if they cite a good reason and can prove they own the property depicted.
"We absolutely respect that people may not be comfortable with some of the imagery on the site," Yu said. "We actually make it pretty easy for people to submit a request to us to remove the imagery."
If the Borings made such a request - especially if they told Google its photos must have been shot from their driveway - Yu said he is confident the image would be removed.
They mean they break into someone's home, take a few pics, and then if the owner files a *request* that they *remove* the pictures and everything's settled right? ... heh... don't think so.
|The couple's attorney, Dennis Moskal, said the point is that the Borings' privacy was invaded when the Google vehicle allegedly drove onto their property. |
Removing the image won't undo that damage, nor will it deter the company from doing the same thing in the future, Moskal said.
"Isn't litigation the only way to change a big business' conduct with the public?" Moskal said. "What happened to their accountability?"
Yu declined comment on the suit itself because the company was still reviewing it.
They sure should be held accountable.
I don't know who exactly, but someone.
Couple sues Google for posting house pix [news.yahoo.com]
[edited by: Miamacs at 11:35 am (utc) on April 5, 2008]
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