Man Arrested For Child Porn, Blames Google For Making It Too Easy To Find

from the well-there's-a-defense dept

It's amazing how little anyone is willing to accept blame these days. They always find someone else to blame for their actions. For an extreme example, a guy in the UK arrested for having more than 16,000 child porn photos is using the unique defense that it's all Google's fault for making it so easy to access the photos. His lawyer noted: "He feels that he would not have committed these offences if this information was not so freely available. He feels if companies like Google did not provide access to such sites, he would not have committed the offences." It's tough to see the court buying that kind of argument.

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    Chronno S. Trigger, 21 May 2008 @ 11:23am

    Re: Re: Re: Google not at fault?

    "Publishing a book about pedophilia is quite different than what we're talking about here."

    That is what he's talking about. Read the rest of his post and use his quote in context.

    Why stop with blaming Google for allowing you to search for illegal things. Let's force them to record any IP address of anyone typing in anything referencing illegal material into the search engine. Good luck researching that high school paper on arbitrary age limit laws. "No, Mr. FBI officer, I was just looking up information for a report."

    If memory serves, Google already has a filter in place. It's on the low side because they don't want to punish legal support groups, research papers, law sites.

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