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    French blogger fined over review's Google search placing


    BBC News - French blogger fined over review's Google search placing

    Europe's courts are making life difficult for everyone these days.

    According to court documents, the review appeared fourth in the results of a Google search for the restaurant. The judge decided that the blog's title should be changed, so that the phrase: "the place to avoid" was less prominent in the results.
    "This decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked [on a search engine]', or of having too great an influence'," Ms Doudet told the BBC.
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    I think the judge got it wrong, but in fairness the blogger did cause damage to the restaurateur. Or did the restaurateur cause themselves the damage?

    Moral of the story: settle out of court.

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