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10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 28, 2012, 15:36 DrEvil
Cutter wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 15:35:
Because in these cases these people have gone so far as to hire lawyers to send notices to Google about the problem and nothing gets done. Imagine everytime someone google your name - potential employer maybe - and it came up with a bunch of links about you being a gangster or child rapist or the like. What if these links are in countries where you have no legal recourse or the cost of getting them removed is too high? No, Google has a responsibility here. Everyone is accountable, there is no 'I was just following orders' bullshit.

I understand the sentiment, but this is an impossible task. The only way to deal with this is to after the source of the libel -- not Google.

Google is providing a generic search engine, if people post garbage, and search for something related, the garbage will come out.

All someone has to do after their link is excluded from Google's search index is rename it and poof, they're back again.

So what's the point of making Google exclude specific URLs (out of billions) from their search results? None.

Google is not at fault here; it's impractical to expect them to police the stupidity of others or waste their time trying to censor the world.
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