Google wins libel case over Blogger comments – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2012 in defamation, internet, news by tracey

“A former Tory local council candidate has failed in his libel action against Google over comments posted about him on a blog.Payam Tamiz started legal proceedings against Google after allegedly defamatory comments were written about him on the London Muslim section of argued that it had no control over any of the content and had no way of knowing whether the comments posted were true or not. In a written judgement handed down at the high court on Friday, Mr Justice Eady said Google should not be regarded as a publisher under the established principles of the common law.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2012