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A Defamation Declaration: Google Wins U.K. Libel Suit

Jul 22, 2009, 15:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The case was initiated by Metropolitan International Schools Ltd., an online training company based in the U.K. The company had sued Google over comments posted on Web forums accusing the training company of running a scam, an allegation Metropolitan International Schools denied, according to the judgment.

"The Web forums didn't belong to Google, but Metropolitan International Schools sued Google for publicizing the claims through its search results. In its defense, Google argued it shouldn't be held responsible for the content of the 39 billion Web pages available on the Internet.

"Justice Eady ruled that there is "no reasonable prospect of success" and dismissed the suit."

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