Going after Google: the balance in online defamation laws

Google isn't immune from defamation, but it's not easy to sue either. This balance ensures a reasonable middle ground that allows Google room to innovate and gives users the ability to uphold their legal rights.

Google Australia recently had a small victory in the District Court of New South Wales where Judge Judith Gibson found that Google Australia was not responsible for the material published by its American parent company, Google Inc.

But what many people don’t know is that both Yahoo and Google Inc have been found responsible for defamatory search results published in Australia.

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