In Landmark Case, Argentina Supreme Court Rules That Online Search Engines Are Not Liable For Third Party Content

Author:Ms Stacy Bess
Profession:Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
 
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January 12, 2015, New York, N.Y. - The Supreme Court of Justice of Argentina recently ruled that search engines Google and Yahoo! are generally not responsible for third party content that appears in online search results. The Argentine Supreme Court said that search engines are only responsible for infringing third-party content if they have knowledge that the content is infringing and they fail to remove or block access to it.

"This is a landmark case," said Dámaso Pardo of PAGBAM IP, GALA's Argentina member. "It's an important step in helping to define the liability of search engines and other websites for third party content."

In this case, Belén Rodriguez v. Google, a former fashion model sued search engines Google and Yahoo! alleging that including links or thumbnails to pornographic photos of her violated her privacy and publicity rights. In finding...

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