Is a search engine liable for publishing defamatory materials that are assembled for the first time in an automated manner by its programmed computers? In the recent Australian case Trkulja v Google Inc LLC & Anor (No 5)  VSC 533 (12 November 2012), a jury found Google liable. The trial judge confirmed the jury’s ruling holding that search engines are publishers for the purposes of defamation law when their computers produce and put together search results in accordance with their intended operation.
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- Judge refuses to deport person who exposed potential cyber attacks on US nuclear facilities http://t.co/0RIfwXSxGa – very scary facts ->
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- Led Zeppelin appeal to throw out 'Stairway' plagiarism case dismissed http://t.co/VK4XbVUr7i ->
- iiNet refuses to give up customers over 'Dallas Buyers Club' piracy http://t.co/YtGW9Ichpt ->
- Court of Appeal: Dotcom v 20th Century Fox Film Corporation http://t.co/Wo3PzQqask ->
- Stealing from Competitors is “How Google Works” http://t.co/veUQZOS6G9 ->
- ISO/IEC 27018 – New Code of Practice Promotes Privacy Protection in the Cloud http://t.co/sHt4QlGIOk ->
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