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Re: European court reaches verdict with profound impact in Internet

From: Simon Spero <sesuncedu@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 21:05:36 -0400
Message-ID: <CADE8KM5dpUJnzHb-RxdsWtaNm8oufohAsHkv61g2_ESwpKX_Vg@mail.gmail.com>
To: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Cc: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
IANAL but:

Surely all Google, or any US search engine, would need to do is close down
all local subsidiaries in states that are subject to the ECJ.  EU member
states would be free to attempt to block all access to google (or to refer
the reasonableness of the preliminary ruling back to the ECJ; the explicit
decision to allow the content provider to continue to serve the document at
issue).

Showing willingness to cut your population off from the big three search
engines because the EU loves Spanish criminals would be an act of quite
remarkable political courage in the week leading up to what could be the
surliest European Parliamentary elections to date.

If any litigant were to seek enforcement of  a judgement of this kind
against Google in California, I would expect to see summary judgement
granted against them, as in the district court trial in LICRA v. Yahoo! ;
the 9th circuit rulings against Yahoo! were based on ripeness, and the case
was remanded for dismissal *without* prejudice.
Received on Sunday, 18 May 2014 01:06:05 UTC

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