posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 03:52 AM
I wasn't sure where to post this; it may be a religious conspiracy and/or a technology and/or a legal issue.
Check out these links:
Google search result (see bottom of page)
Digitial Millenium Copyright Act
What I don't undertand is how Google can be considered an ISP (I suppose technically it is
providing an Interet-related service, but it's not
what most people would consider an "ISP").
I also don't see how a service like Google can be held accountable for the content
of each and every one of the millions of web sites it
indexes. Seems pretty ridiculous! (Does this mean that if my daughter does an innocent Google query, and ends up at a porn site, I can sue Google?)
I'm not questioning the Church of Scientology's right to protect their copyrighted material, but surely they should be going after the actual
that are posting such material, and/or those sites' actual ISPs and/or web hosting services.
Seems like the thin end of the wedge. If I type a query into Google, I want to see every
relevant hit. If Google is just going to roll over on
such issues, I'll find a new search engine!