Google executives could face a year in jailItalian prosecutors demand stiff sentences in Google Video caseRosalie MarshallV3.co.uk, 26 Nov 2009Just 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.
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!
still, if "allowing a clip to be posted" is breaking the law, it's the end of the open web
Quote from: iphigenie on November 27, 2009, 02:40:02 AMstill, if "allowing a clip to be posted" is breaking the law, it's the end of the open webCertainly 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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