Why Is Google Fighting So Hard To Keep Filing In RosettaStone Lawsuit Secret?

from the open-up dept

Last year, we wrote about an effort by Public Citizen along with lawyers Eric Goldman and Martin Schwimmer, to have RosettaStone and Google remove the massive number of redactions that were made in the legal filings each has put forth in the companies’ trademark dispute. As Paul Levy of Public Citizen noted at the time, this case will have important public policy impact on others, and it’s only fair that the details be known. Despite being secretive upfront, it seems that RosettaStone has mostly been amenable to this and has provided unredacted filings (which have shown that the redacted info never should have been redacted in the first place). Yet, it appears that Google is still fighting this. Eric Goldman points out that Google appears to be working to avoid having to reveal what it redacted, though it’s not clear why. Of course, all this really does is make you wonder what Google is hiding.

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That’s right! There’s no smoke without fire! Except where something gives off smoke just before it actually catches fire, then there is smoke without fire. And cigarettes, mustn’t forget cigarettes, they’re not technically on fire, just very, very hot, enough to give off smoke anyway.

So sometimes there is smoke without fire but you definitely cannot cry over spilt milk. I know, I’ve tried!

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Google is just as dirty as the others.

Google is just as sleazy other other big corporations. All their talk about not having to be evil is just cover.

We see again and again companies using every means possible to cover their dirty dealings rather than cleaning up their act.

Huge success brings lots of cash. Large amounts of money bring nearly unlimited power with minimal accountability.

Unlimited power always leads to absolute corruption.

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