The Italian Job

Friday, February 26, 2010


This week, an Italian court handed out half-year prison sentences to three Google executives. Their crime? Violating privacy law by hosting a video. UV Media Studies and Law professor Siva Vaidhyanathan says it’s a decision that challenges basic assumptions about whether internet companies can be liable for their content.

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Janet Lafler from Googleburgh, California

Google Street View doesn't do what people seem to think it does -- show a realtime view of the street. To do that, Google would have to have cameras posted on every single street corner, constantly transmitting pictures, which would be prohibitively expensive, even for Google. What Street View shows are pictures taken by truck that was driven down the street months or years ago. Don't believe me? Some day after dark, take a look at the Street View picture of your house. It will be daytime. The picture of my house on Street View is from about two years ago -- I know, because it was clearly taken when we were having some landscaping work done.

Feb. 28 2010 06:10 PM

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