Monday, February 11, 2008 - Two real estate agents, Paul Castran, managing director of the real estate firm Castran Gilbert, and the company's sales director Mark Forytarz, have filed a defamation claim against Google in the Supreme Court. The two asked Google to remove access to some articles on their website but it was not done; consequently, they are arguing they have been defamed.
This underlines the touchy position web publishers can find themselves in if Google re-publishes content as Google Search Results. Can Google be held legally responsible by the subject of defamatory remarks if it does not remove content from search results, regardless of how the original publisher responds to a request to remove?
Interesting court case. What could the ramifications be if Google were to lose?
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