by Mike Masnick
Fri, Dec 3rd 2010 4:01pm
Just a quick post here, closing the loop on a story we've covered for a few years. You may recall that a couple with the surname Boring, sued Google, when they discovered their house was on Street View -- saying that it violated their privacy and "devalued" their property. The court quickly tossed the lawsuit, noting that there was no evidence of damage from the photos, and Google offered easy-to-use tools to opt-out of Street View. The Borings appealed, focusing on a trespassing claim -- saying that the car went up a private road to photograph their house -- and the court was sympathetic that there may have been some trespassing, but not much harm seemed likely. So, it looks like the whole matter is now over, since Google has agreed to pay the couple a grand total of $1 to settle the claims and move on with everyone's lives.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- DailyDirt: Can't We Just Play Games For Fun?
- Amazon Bans Sale Of Competing Apple TV, Chromecast Devices To 'Avoid Customer Confusion'
- Google Fined For Wi-Fi Privacy Violations, Grandstanding German Regulators Not Satisfied
- Judge Agrees That Perhaps It Would Be Best For Someone Else To Review His Claim That WiFi Isn't A Radio Communication
- Google Wants Another Court To Determine If Accessing Open WiFi Is Wiretapping