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Author Topic: Google execs may go to prison!  (Read 3239 times)

Carol Haynes

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Google execs may go to prison!
« on: November 26, 2009, 03:25:21 PM »
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Google executives could face a year in jail

Italian prosecutors demand stiff sentences in Google Video case

Rosalie Marshall

V3.co.uk, 26 Nov 2009

Just a day after Google got into legal hot water in Germany, it emerged that four of the firm's executives standing trial in Italy could face a year's prison sentence following charges of defamation and failure to exercise control over personal data.

Defence lawyer Giuseppe Bana reportedly said that prosecutors had asked Judge Oscar Magni for one-year sentences, after allowing a clip to be posted on Google Video in Italy showing a boy with Down's Syndrome being bullied by four classmates.

See full article at http://www.v3.co.uk/...executives-face-jail

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Re: Google execs may go to prison!
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2009, 07:18:10 PM »
*sigh* I thought the circus was supposed to come to town periodically, not take up permanent residence.

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Re: Google execs may go to prison!
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2009, 08:14:52 PM »
As ludicrous as I consider this case to be I must say I love the idea of jail time for executives whose companies break the law. Damn right!

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Re: Google execs may go to prison!
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2009, 01:44:12 AM »
As ludicrous as I consider this case to be I must say I love the idea of jail time for executives whose companies break the law. Damn right!
Amen to that!
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Re: Google execs may go to prison!
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2009, 02:40:02 AM »
still, if "allowing a clip to be posted" is breaking the law, it's the end of the open web

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Re: Google execs may go to prison!
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2009, 03:19:30 AM »
still, if "allowing a clip to be posted" is breaking the law, it's the end of the open web

Certainly the end of YouTube. Can you imagine trying to moderate every clip that is uploaded - you would need to recruit a nation full time to do it.

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Re: Google execs may go to prison!
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2009, 08:36:43 AM »
still, if "allowing a clip to be posted" is breaking the law, it's the end of the open web

Certainly the end of YouTube. Can you imagine trying to moderate every clip that is uploaded - you would need to recruit a nation full time to do it.

I doubt they would stop at video clips - photos and text would qualify too, probably