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Google Exec Trial Postponed until the 18th

None of the Execs showed up for Court
By: Sean Kalinich | Posted: Feb 4, 2009 2:23 pm

Yesterday we reported that several Google Executives would be tried for violation of Italy's privacy laws. Well, the trial started today but none of the Google Executives showed up for court.


The judge in the case has postponed the trial until February 18th. This is going to be a very important case as it will determine if US based companies are responsible for content shown in other countries (in this case Italy) that violate existing laws.


I am not sure how this is viewed by other people but to me it shows a flagrant disregard for the laws of other countries. The US (especially the entertainment industry) is fond of trying to force its laws on other countries but for some reason has a hard time respecting those same countries laws in return. (I am a US Citizen and I think this). The issue with Pirate Bay comes to mind.


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