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Woman sues Google over blogger's comments

A Canadian woman has launched a lawsuit against Google Inc., demanding that the company reveal the identity of the people she says posted offensive statements about her on a blog hosted by the U.S. technology titan...

“Google is not responsible for what people write on its Blogger service,” said Kurt Opsahl, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation who focuses on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law.

“A suit against Google will not succeed because Google is given immunity by federal law,” he said.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Globe and Mail

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