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Google found guilty of trespassing, has to pay $1

By Emil
Dec 3, 2010
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  1. After two and a half years of fighting in court, Google has been found guilty of trespassing to take photos for its Street View feature of Google Maps. The search giant will have to pay $1 to Aaron and Christine Boring. US District Court Judge Cathy Bissoon wrapped up the case with a consent judgment, which means both parties agreed to the final resolution terms.

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  2. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 199   +9

    So who won in the end, really?
  3. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    I can tell you who lost: Google.

    Eric Schmidt's 1$-a-year salary will be used to pay the damages to this couple.

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  4. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    Hah! ^ Good one.
  5. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Posts: 479   +48

    Hope they spend it wisely.
  6. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    I was thinking more 50 cents myself...They do like to rob people these courts.
  7. Who won?

    The lawyers, obviously.
  8. ChrisG683

    ChrisG683 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    I bet the lawyers laughed all the way to the bank
  9. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    so........ no i just cant, must! resist... trolling..... OMGWTFBBQSERIUSLY O_______O
  10. cyrusjumpjet

    cyrusjumpjet TS Member Posts: 93

    So ridiculously true. I wonder if the Borings' pride (and $1) was worth the thousands of dollars it cost them.
  11. vlad4861

    vlad4861 TS Rookie

    Way to go for a 50 billion dollars company for bragging after pleading guilty to a couple that only wanted apologies! Google can suck it...
     
  12. vlad4861

    vlad4861 TS Rookie

    i mean I after beenfound guilty...
  13. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,237   +79

    And then there goes a console modder that could go to jail...

    Who gets it...
  14. insect

    insect TS Booster Posts: 203   +50

    Typically in the U.S., the loser pays all lawyers fees, so Google lost a lot more than $1.
  15. satty

    satty TS Rookie Posts: 27

    One doller..?????!!!! this is the funniest news item i've seen on TS
    :-D
  16. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 239

    Soo... Who lost Anyways...?
  17. Regenweald

    Regenweald TS Rookie Posts: 143

    I think this sets a bad precedent. Thieves can case a residence or entire neighborhood from the comfort of their homes. Street view may make sense in cities and business areas, but I don't see the point of publishing images of peoples' private residences on the net. Thieves are already using facebook and twiltter to know when people are on vacation, now google is helping with directions and images.....
  18. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    True, but common sense should prevail here!

    I mean come on, would you hang great big Las Vegas style neon lights on the front of your house saying "Rob me I'm on holiday (vacation!)!"... No you wouldn't, so exercise the same attention to detail as to where your putting it all online.
  19. lol they probably spent that dollar(+) in McDonald's on the way home from court
  20. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,666   +58

    they only wanted an apology what douche bags, they wasted everyone's time and money for 2 years...
  21. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Enthusiast Posts: 398   +35

    Is it April 1st?
  22. Wow. $1. That wont even buy cup-of-Joe now-days, will it? Now look, I know these people are concerned about their privacy, but the fact of the matter is, privacy (with the onset of technology) is fast becoming a thing of the past... so don't be surprised if you get caught picking your nose. Thats being said, I'm a little thirsty. Can anyone loan me a dollar?
  23. Privacy WIN.


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