It was reported in The Guardian that an Australian appeals court ruled that Google didn’t defame a man for showing images of the man when a search was done for

[Melbourne underworld criminals].

In an older case, which dates back to 2012, Google had lost a defamation case and was ordered to pay $208,000 in fines to Milorad Trkulja, the plaintiff.

The appeals court ruled that Google hadn’t defamed the man.  The Australian judges held that Google couldn’t be held to be publisher of the allegedly defamatory material.  Not only that, according to The Guardian, it was found that the material on which Milorad Trkulja sued wasn’t capable of conveying any defamatory meanings.

It was added by the court that for a search engine to produce reduce that cold defame somebody was “acute.”

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