Google not a 'publisher' of Blogger postings, UK High Court rules

Posted in: Legal & Security at 06/03/2012 16:58

Google was not responsible for allegedly defamatory comments posted on its blogging platform because it could not be said to be a publisher of the information, the High Court has ruled.

Mr Justice Eady said that even if Google was a publisher of the material, it would not be liable for the comments under UK law. The judge was ruling in a case brought by a former Conservative council elections candidate Payam Tamiz who had claimed that Google was liable for allegedly defamatory comments posted about him by users of its 'Blogger' service.

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