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News Pennsylvania man sues Google for £2.5 bn

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 27 Sep 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. Hells_Bliss

    Hells_Bliss New Member

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    okay, so this guy posted his personal information on the internet, then he sues google when his identity is stolen?

    Am i missing something here?
     
  3. bloodcar

    bloodcar Active Member

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    He filed the lawsuit claiming Google was spreading his private information across the internet. Before he filed the suit, his name returned no results. Now because of the suit, if you Google his name you'll get over 200 matches because of the suit.

    The ironic thing about it is that most places are hosting a copy of the lawsuit which is, in turn, spreading his personal information across the internet because he scanned every single piece of identification that he had.
     
  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    He is mad.

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  5. plagio

    plagio New Member

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    He is a jenius. :D :D

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  6. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    :eeek: He is a n00b and a half!!

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  7. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    he is a muppet

    defination of a muppet not quite a mop not quite a parrot :)

    anyway he is very very odd

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  8. Drexial

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    He is a mad genius.

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  9. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    ...and by hand-writing it, he was bound to make his suit spread quickly through the internet airwaves. He's a genius. It's like streaking at a world cup football match and then suing the football association for invasion of privacy for broadcasting the event around the world. He can't lose!
     
  10. ssj12

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    someone needs to send me his debit card number j/k
     
  11. Bursar

    Bursar New Member

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    No, it would be like suing the FA, and then streaking across the pitch.
     
  12. Akava

    Akava Lurking...

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    Just plain money grubbing... what a tw*t...
     
  13. Skill3d

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    2.5 billion pounds muwahahahahahahhahaaaa
     
  14. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    Sounds like the Streisand effect to me. He didn't want his info on the web, then he emails someone his lawsuit containing all his highly personal information, and it gets out. Idiot. Next.
     
  15. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Good luck dude.

    If you win, half the world will be sueing the search engines before you know it!
     
  16. jakenbake

    jakenbake full duplex

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    he obviously won't win, but if it goes to court, google might settle. which would make him more money than he already has (assuming he represents himself)
     
  17. Nexxo

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    Won't even get that far. He voluntarily and without being asked supplied his personal information to Google. He deliberately put it in the public domain. So he can't cry "breach of comfidentiality" now.

    Moreover, even if the court has a mental health day and he wins, it sets a massive precedent. For instance anybody could sue the Census Bureau for making your name and address available to the public.
     
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    How could he be an accomplice if google where the ones who released it to the tech law firm then leaked onto the net. If he personally hosted the pictures of his ID himself then he would have been a contributor.
     
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    Am i missing something, but the news article doesn't seem to make a point

    The title says hes suing Google for 2.5bn, but the article never says why
    i think the bit
    May be trying to make the point, but why does photocopying all your identifying stuff help you sue Google for 2.5bn ?

    Am i just being really thick tonight ?
     
  20. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    more stupid than exploding condoms.

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