UK High Court: Google Not Liable For Defamation in Search Results

This is a must read article by Mark Sweeney published in the UK’s Guardian. While the result would clearly be the same in the United States due to the application of the Communications Decency Act, it is interesting to see how the High Court comes to the same conclusion.

In a nutshell, the High court held that Google was merely a facilitator and not a publisher, and therefore not responsible for third party statements/content.

As the article points out, this certainly is a "landmark" decision. Perhaps it means the Brits are reconsidering their current libel laws.

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