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Italian prosecutors investigate Google over bully video

Gary Price [PersonRank 10]

Friday, November 24, 2006
16 years ago2,996 views

The Google legal departments around the globe are sure busy places.

We just posted about Google's legal issues in Belgium and not this story from AFP about a video being investigated in Italy.

Title: Italian prosecutors investigate Google over bully video (via AFP)

"The Milan prosecutor is reportedly investigating two legal representatives of Google for being accessories to "aggravated defamation" after the Internet search engine posted a video showing the violent bullying of a disabled teenager."

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

It's really a big case, at least in Italy.
Google video is really hated these days... and to sue Google seems to become a trend :-S

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

<<...after the Internet search engine posted a video showing the violent bullying of a disabled teenager>>

I think a user posted the video, not Google.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

you're right, the user is one of the teens who made the bully video.

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Next thing you know people will be blaming libraries for "posting" books like "Mein Kamf"... except I think that's already been done.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Sure, Mysterius, that's why Google in Germany censors some sites reproducing "Mein Kampf"* (though potentially not exclusively for reproducing Mein Kampf, as annotated versions may be available in libraries, but for other content as well – it's hard to investigate because the German censorship bodies won't always tell you**).


Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

[Moved from "Google Italy Execs probed over abuse video" – Tony]

It appears the Italian authorities are trying to point blame on Google for a video that was posted to Google video showing a disabled teen getting abused by other kids. The video was taken down within 12 hours of Google finding out about it and Google contacted the proper authorities about the video so they can try and prosecute those involved in the video. But this wasn't enough for the Italian authorities who say Google should not have even allowed the video to be posted.

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