“Milan Prosecutors Request Jail Sentence for Google Executives”

by Walter Olson on November 25, 2009

Bloomberg reports that the trial in Italy is going forward

on charges related to a clip uploaded to Google Video in 2006.

The clip was created and posted on the Web by a group of students at a Turin school, who filmed themselves bullying a disabled classmate. Google says that it removed the video as soon as it was notified and that it helped Italian police identify those responsible. The trial has been closed to the media at Google’s request.

“Seeking to hold neutral platforms liable for content posted on them is a direct attack on a free, open Internet,” Google spokesman William Echikson said in June.

More: AP.

{ 5 comments }

1 doug 11.25.09 at 4:15 pm

why does so much lunacy come from a land with such good food?

2 nevins 11.25.09 at 4:51 pm

If lunacy comes from bad food, then why are the Brits so sensible all the time.

3 Dirk D 11.25.09 at 5:56 pm

All of their greatest minds go to culinary school or the arts. Law takes what is left.

4 gitarcarver 11.26.09 at 1:31 pm

There is something radically wrong with seeking jail sentences from 6 months to 1 year for a video posted by someone upon who the defendants had no knowledge or supervision of, and the four idiots who actually assaulted someone getting probation and community service.

5 Doug 11.27.09 at 11:38 am

That is because the publicity hound prosecutor can’t get any from the 4 idiots, but can from Google.

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