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    Google bosses convicted in Italy

    An Italian court has convicted three Google executives in a trial over a video showing a teenager with Down's Syndrome being bullied.

    The Google employees were accused of breaking Italian law by allowing the video to be posted online.

    Judge Oscar Magi absolved the three of defamation but convicted them of privacy violations.

    The UK's former Information Commissioner Richard Thomas said the case gave privacy laws a "bad name".

    The three employees received suspended six-month sentences, while a fourth defendant was acquitted.
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    Interesting, there were other ways this could have been dealt with - such as recognising that Google had pulled the video anyway and the four bullies had been expelled from their Italian school.

    Google says it has no plans to pull out of Italy and that it will vigorously appeal the case.

    At the moment there is no indication that a similar case could or would be brought in any other European country.

    Italy does seem determined to pursue such cases though and similar ones are ongoing against other net giants, such as eBay, Yahoo and Facebook. Its motives in pursuing such cases are less clear.

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    Re: Google bosses convicted in Italy

    It is the conservative Berloscoloony campaign against the Internet in Italy. This is just the first part of many. The Italian government has big plans to curb the Internet in Italy..

    why... because the Internet was used against Berlocoloony when he was caught with his pants down on camera. He managed to get the pictures banned in Italy because he controls most of the media, but he could not prevent it being spread over the Internet and that pissed him off.

    For example, they are pushing for a registration requirement to upload pictures and video onto the Internet. The reason.. too clamp down on sexual and abusive content.. funny considering that Berloscoloony's nuddie pictures with his prostitutes would fall under that... ironic no?
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    Re: Google bosses convicted in Italy

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It is the conservative Berloscoloony campaign against the Internet in Italy. This is just the first part of many. The Italian government has big plans to curb the Internet in Italy..

    why... because the Internet was used against Berlocoloony when he was caught with his pants down on camera. He managed to get the pictures banned in Italy because he controls most of the media, but he could not prevent it being spread over the Internet and that pissed him off.
    For some reason that just sounds like a tin foil hat conspiracy.

    For example, they are pushing for a registration requirement to upload pictures and video onto the Internet. The reason.. too clamp down on sexual and abusive content.. funny considering that Berloscoloony's nuddie pictures with his prostitutes would fall under that... ironic no?
    Pushing for registrations in order to do something that many people here in the US considers a right sounds like something a liberal would do.
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    Re: Google bosses convicted in Italy

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It is the conservative Berloscoloony campaign against the Internet in Italy. This is just the first part of many. The Italian government has big plans to curb the Internet in Italy..

    why... because the Internet was used against Berlocoloony when he was caught with his pants down on camera. He managed to get the pictures banned in Italy because he controls most of the media, but he could not prevent it being spread over the Internet and that pissed him off.

    For example, they are pushing for a registration requirement to upload pictures and video onto the Internet. The reason.. too clamp down on sexual and abusive content.. funny considering that Berloscoloony's nuddie pictures with his prostitutes would fall under that... ironic no?
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    Re: Google bosses convicted in Italy

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    For some reason that just sounds like a tin foil hat conspiracy.
    Hardly. The Italian government started to push its new Internet crackdown after their dear leader was caught with his pants down. After all he threatened and tried to sue media all over Europe for publishing the pictures lol. It is no tin foil hat conspiracy by any means.

    Pushing for registrations in order to do something that many people here in the US considers a right sounds like something a liberal would do.
    Then it sucks that it is a conservative that is doing it eh? And it is not only registrations but a policing of the internet they are trying to do.
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    Re: Google bosses convicted in Italy

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    Inventing your own language now?
    Naw, he is a nutjob and should be called this!
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    Re: Google bosses convicted in Italy

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It is the conservative Berloscoloony campaign against the Internet in Italy. This is just the first part of many. The Italian government has big plans to curb the Internet in Italy..

    why... because the Internet was used against Berlocoloony when he was caught with his pants down on camera. He managed to get the pictures banned in Italy because he controls most of the media, but he could not prevent it being spread over the Internet and that pissed him off.

    For example, they are pushing for a registration requirement to upload pictures and video onto the Internet. The reason.. too clamp down on sexual and abusive content.. funny considering that Berloscoloony's nuddie pictures with his prostitutes would fall under that... ironic no?
    Italy pushes for an expansive definition of privacy that stifles investigations into personal matters: "This is an evil right-wing campaign to destroy freedom and liberty."

    Countries like the UK have similarly strong privacy/libel laws that have the exact same effect: ".........."
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    Re: Google bosses convicted in Italy

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Italy pushes for an expansive definition of privacy that stifles investigations into personal matters: "This is an evil right-wing campaign to destroy freedom and liberty."

    Countries like the UK have similarly strong privacy/libel laws that have the exact same effect: ".........."
    They'll pull out the old "if you have nothing to hide" bit next.
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    Re: Google bosses convicted in Italy

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Italy pushes for an expansive definition of privacy that stifles investigations into personal matters: "This is an evil right-wing campaign to destroy freedom and liberty."

    Countries like the UK have similarly strong privacy/libel laws that have the exact same effect: ".........."
    Sorry but that is in no way the same thing.

    Italy only started to push for an "expansive definition of privacy" when the leader of the country got caught on camera with nakid hookers. They only went after the Internet because their leader could not block said images from being spread on the Internet.

    The British are not trying to stop freespeech on the Internet or anywhere else. Yes they have very harsh privacy/libel laws, but guess what.. Berloscoloony could have sued in the UK against the original picture takers which came from the UK.. but did he? No, because he could not win and since the pictures were already out there, what would be the point. Instead he went after controlling his own little universe even more by hitting down on the only major thing that he does not own.. the Internet.
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    Re: Google bosses convicted in Italy

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It is the conservative Berloscoloony campaign against the Internet in Italy. This is just the first part of many. The Italian government has big plans to curb the Internet in Italy..

    why... because the Internet was used against Berlocoloony when he was caught with his pants down on camera. He managed to get the pictures banned in Italy because he controls most of the media, but he could not prevent it being spread over the Internet and that pissed him off.

    For example, they are pushing for a registration requirement to upload pictures and video onto the Internet. The reason.. too clamp down on sexual and abusive content.. funny considering that Berloscoloony's nuddie pictures with his prostitutes would fall under that... ironic no?
    Clearly... he needs a dirt nap.

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