Google Sky Is Worth $25 Million?
from the everybody-sue-google dept
Google certainly has become quite a target for lawsuits lately. The latest one involves a former Google contractor who claims that the idea for "Google Sky" (a sky layer for Google Earth) was his idea -- so he's now suing the company for $25 million. First of all, who knows how many people at Google (and outside of Google) probably had the same idea. For this guy to claim that he can be the only person to have come up with that idea seems a bit rich -- especially considering that Microsoft has apparently been working on something similar for quite some time. Second, $25 million? For a novelty overlay on a product that doesn't make Google any money?