Yet Another Person Sues Google Because They Don't Like Pornographic Results When People Search On Their Name

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You may recall the series of lawsuits filed by a woman named Bev Stayart who was quite upset about how certain search results on her name appeared. It appears that she's not the only one. Eric Goldman alerts us to a new lawsuit filed against Google by one Alex Petrov, who seems quite upset that when you search on his name, images that he doesn't appreciate show up. There doesn't seem to be any actual legal claim in the filing, so I would imagine it's not long for this world, but Petrov states that Google is purposely trying to "create an association between the name 'Alex Petrov' and sexual content and activities of an offensive nature." Sometimes it makes you wonder if, in lawsuits involving technology, they should make certain people prove they actually understand the technology about which they're suing.
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    Josef Anvil (profile), 24 Feb 2011 @ 7:33am

    Streisand Effect.......

    Well since it was coined here, I might as well throw it in the barrel of comments.

    Why is it that I can just imagine a lot of people with a lot of spare time uploading gay porn on their websites and including (Jim) Alex Petrov in the metadata. That and loads of backlinks.

    Not only is it a Streisand Effect, but it would seem that it would make Google's rankings quite accurate and ruin his case completely, if it were not already hopelessly doomed.

    If you are really scared of gay porn associate with your name, why would you ever broadcast that fear????? He really has no clue how the net works.

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