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15 May 2020
Back in 2017, Enigma Software sued competitor Malwarebytes claiming that Malwarebytes flagged
Enigma's software as "Potentially Unwanted Programs" for anticomptitive reasons. (I gather
Malwarebytes had good reasons to flag it but they're not relevant here.) The district court
dismissed the suit on section 230 grounds that Malwarebytes found the Enigma software
"otherwise objectionable" and the law gave Malwarebytes immunity from being sued.
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Internet/mbappeal.html
10 May 2020
In a widely reported decision last week, a court in Melbourne, Australia
held that Google defamed someone merely for including in its index
three web pages it did not create, including an article from a major
newspaper and a Wikipedia article.
The plaintiff, George Defteros, is a lawyer who defended gangsters in 2004, and was
arrested for murder of one of them. The charges were dropped in 2005.
In recent years he has had an uncontroversial legal career.
This case is
somewhat similar to right to be forgotten cases in Europe.
According to the
Defteros sued Google in 2016 about four links, one to a 2004 opinion piece
about the arrest in the Age, a Melbourne newspaper, the second to another
Age article linked from the first but not directly from Google,
the third to a vulgar private
site with some comments about him, and the fourth to a Wikipedia article
about the Melbourne gang wars which had a footnote that linked
to the first Age article.
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Internet/ausdef.html
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16 days ago
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562 days ago
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