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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    Tom, 24 Feb 2011 @ 8:08am

    Maybe he should get a trademark

    I have a great idea for Mr. Petrov. Maybe he should just trademark his name. Then he could go after anyone who tries to use "his" name for any purpose. There are probably a lot of Alex Petrov's in the world, all sitting there waiting to be sued. In fact, we should all quickly trademark our names and then sue everyone else to get them to change their names. Maybe new parents should have to register their kids' names with a new organization like ICANN, only for people's names. This would really help clean up Google results and would also give our court system some really important work to do in dealing with all the trademark violation suits. What a wonderful world it would be. (Please note extreme sarcasm.)

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