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Google should do as they're told, to be honest... but on the flipside of this, if you're defamed on the internet you need to get over it. It's a bit of a stupid decision by the Aussie government. Rulings like these protect one group of people... and that isn't the large chunk of the electorate.
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How about an accidental "server crash" where the data is lost? The courts over in australia can go screw themselves.
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Originally Posted by serp777 View Post

How about an accidental "server crash" where the data is lost? The courts over in australia can go screw themselves Google for not complying with a court order after investigating the "crash".

FTFY thumb.gif

Courts tend not to be stupid, despite what you might personally believe.
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Courts tend not to be stupid, despite what you might personally believe.
This.
 
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post #45 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by deletethegame View Post

How did you support Australia before?

In any such way of anything, even tourism. I won't put in a good word for a country that does such things.
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Originally Posted by Rubers View Post

Google should do as they're told, to be honest... but on the flipside of this, if you're defamed on the internet you need to get over it. It's a bit of a stupid decision by the Aussie government. Rulings like these protect one group of people... and that isn't the large chunk of the electorate.

No, just like any other law, it starts small and grows into a huge problem. I'd expect more of any random person here to understand that. thumb.gif
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I'm on the side of the Aussies. I've seen what public defamation and libelous comments can do to people, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is not pretty.
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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

FTFY thumb.gif

Courts tend not to be stupid, despite what you might personally believe.

Regardless of their iq, they can't do anything without proof.gif

They would only allegedly damage their own data. The courts can investigate it all they want, but it only takes a well paid janitor to "accidentally" walk by with a magnet. Plus they can't investigate the janitor because he would be chosen in another country.

Or they could always play hard ball with Australia, and threaten to deny the entire continent google products. In reality it probably wouldn't happen because it would be too much lost potential revenue, but a threat is a threat
Edited by serp777 - 1/24/13 at 6:33pm
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Originally Posted by assaulth3ro911 View Post

In any such way of anything, even tourism. I won't put in a good word for a country government/courts that does such things.

fixed that for you.
Edited by Eggs and bacon - 1/24/13 at 10:14pm
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Originally Posted by SGT. Peppers View Post

What's Australia going to do if Google doesn't hand over the data... invade the US? The thought of that is just to hilarious.

It's funny because out of the past 13 years, American troops have won 1 War game with our soldiers up north wink.gif
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