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Trkulja III not as good as the originals: Google Inc v Trkulja [2016] VSCA 333

By 2008, Indiana Jones had fought, flown and fallen through several great adventures: all against great odds, in the face of powerful empires and despite significant hurdles, he ploughed on… ultimately to victory. Then came Indiana Jones and the Crystal … Continue reading

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Google’s dream comes true: plaintiff fails because trial would cost too much to run: Bleyer v Google Inc [2014] NSWSC 897

Roland Bleyer alleged that Google Inc published seven items about him, three in the form of search results and others in relation to articles that those search results hyperlinked to. For instance, the first matter that Bleyer sued on said … Continue reading

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Google: “I Tort I Misused Private Information”: Vidal-Hall & Ors v Google Inc [2014[ EWHC 13 (QB)

As everyone knows, Google knows everything. Google collates and compiles information on virtually every search ever done on every computer, and uses this information to create money from selling advertising space on user’s screens. Google analyses that information to deduce … Continue reading

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Google wins but loses again, now in UK: Tamiz v Google Inc [2013] EWCA Civ 68

Payam Tamiz, an English Conservative politician who had been running for the local elections in Thanet, sued Google for anonymous comments on a blog that was created on Google’s blogger platform, “London Muslim”. The comments were posted between 28 and … Continue reading

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Google wins ACCC battle in High Court, but has it lost the defamation war?: Google Inc v ACCC [2013] HCA 1

In 2012, the Full Court of the Federal Court held that Google engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, in breach of s.52 of the Trade Practices Act because if a person searched for four particular businesses, misleading or deceptive sponsored … Continue reading

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$200,000: Trkulja’s Second Big Win to Send Google into a Frenzy: Trkulja v Google Inc [2012] VSC [2012] VSC 533

In Silicon Valley, Google’s legal representatives will now be acquainting themselves with Australian defamation law and grimacing a lot, as for what seems to be the first time, a common law court has determined that, for the purposes of defamation, … Continue reading

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One Small Step for Mr Trkulja, One Giant Leap for GoogleKind: Trkulja v Google Inc [2012] VSC

In February this year, Milorad Trkulja, a Melbourne Music Promoter sued Yahoo!. What had happened was that if a person searched his name on Yahoo!, the results contained links to an article that linked him to the Melbourne underworld. While … Continue reading

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Google liable for its misleading search results: ACCC v Google Inc [2012] FCAFC 49

In terms of defamation, there hasn’t been a case in Australia that considers whether Google Inc in America is a publisher of indexed search results from its search engine. In England, a single judge has concluded that Google is not … Continue reading

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Music promoter wins $225,000: Trkulja v Yahoo! Inc LLC & Yahoo! 7 Pty Ltd [2012] VSC 88

Michael Trkulja was born in Yugoslavia in 1950. He migrated to Australia at 20 and in the early 1970s, while working in a travel agency business, began promoting singers and entertainers in the Yugoslav community. His work as a music … Continue reading

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Google not liable for blogger.com: Tamiz v Google Inc and Google UK Limited [2012] EWHC 449 (QB)

In blogger.com, Google provides a platform on the internet for bloggers all around the world, to write what they want for free.  These blogs now contain more than a trillion words and 250,000 new words are added every minute. That … Continue reading

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