Tuesday 24 October 2017

Google fighting case in German court over ‘sex club’ blog

Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

Independent.ie Reporters

Search giant Google is challenging a suit in one of Germany’s top courts over claims it is liable for a defamatory statement posted on its blogspot.com website.

The case was taken by a German who sued over a blog entry claiming he used a business credit card for “sex club bills.”

Google is arguing that US law should apply to the case – the blob was about life in Mallorca, where the plaintiff lived.

Liability in German courts is stricter when it comes to internet cases than the US.

Last year, the same court ruled that the New York Times can be sued in Germany over statements on its website if there is a strong connection to the country in an article.

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