Google warns of ‘devastating’ impact if court ruling on defamatory hyperlinks not overturned

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Google has warned of a devastating impact on the internet if a court ruling that the search giant is liable for defamatory material contained in hyperlinked pages is not overturned. A $40,000 damages award to George Defteros, a solicitor who represented Melbourne gangland figures, is allowed to stand. The Victorian supreme court justice Melinda Richards ruled the article had implied that Defters crossed a line from professional lawyer to confidant and friend to criminal elements.
4 months ago·Australia

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Google warns of ‘devastating’ impact if court ruling on defamatory hyperlinks not overturned

Tech company says it will be forced to ‘censor’ search results if $40,000 damages win for Melbourne solicitor is allowed to standFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingGoogle has warned of a “devastating” impact on the internet if a court ruling that the search giant is liable for defamatory material contained in hyperlinked pages is not overturned.Google warned in …

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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