Perhaps the Italians have run out of books to burn...
It is in the public good to enable criminals to post videos of their crimes if that leads to their arrest. Law enforcement should support it, and not get into a huff over an unintentional, quickly fixed privacy breach. http://googcomments.blogspot.com
It seems quite a coincidence that google is being strangely attacked on a legal level for this so soon after a google-made (millionaire/billionaire?) made a personal, self-less attempt to feed haitians after a tragic natural disaster; an attempt that so strongly conflicts with the alleged goals of population reduction by the "most powerful, controlling group in the world". Sounds like google is being punished for the ethical actions of a man associated with google. Think about it.
First of all, as stated in the article " none of the four Googlers charged had anything to do with this video. They did not appear in it, film it, upload it or review it." Furthermore,Common sense pretty much says that only the person who films and uploads a video could take necessary action to protect the privacy and obtain the consent of the people they are filming. And Finally, European Union and Italian law should recognize that Internet service providers like Google are not required to monitor content that they host. It would be an impossible task to keep up with the hundreds of hours uploaded daily to newly added youtube.
Whether evildoers expose their reprehensible action out of pride, or someone else does it to denounce them, exposure of evil is always a good thing in the end. How many defenseless victims have these bullies preyed on already, and how many more would they have continued to prey on if there had been no means for them to publish their "exploits"? U-Tube should be praised, not condemned.A prudent system of justice would do well to allow wrondoing to get exposed to sunlight by whatever means, because as someone said once it is "the best disinfectant".
What's the name of the judge, first and foremost? Publicly identify this idiot.Secondly, I had planned a trip to Milan and am now cancelling it. I won't be spending my money in a place where such complete idiocy is called "justice".Thirdly, I sincerely hope Google puts a ton of money and legal power behind a counter-suit.If Google is attacked this way, criminals who assault people will know they won't be the target of the law. How incredibly insipid. The court in Milan is a TOTAL SHAM.
This is simply a case where an overzealous prosecutor is looking to make a name for himself. I would have liked to see authorities go after the cruel and disgusting children who filmed the video in the first place.Italy is going to hell in a hand basket. What more can you say!
So what goofy conviction is next in this circus of the Italian justice system? First Amanda Knox and now this buffoonery. Why don't they just bring back Mussoulini while they are at it?!
I just don't get it.The Italian Government needs to be more responsible than blaming Google.They should go after the people that uploaded the content, rather making life worse for the entire world just because they can't get their way.
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