A German court has ordered Google to block its search results in Germany linking to photos of former Formula One chief Max Mosley at a sex party. The Hamburg court did not allege that Google took the images, but instead identified the Internet company as a distributor of them and ordered the photos blocked for privacy reasons. The ruling comes just a few months after a separate court in France ordered Google to block pictures of Mosley that were initially published in in the defunct British tabloid News of the World. The footage was later found to show that while the participants were wearing German military uniforms, there was no evidence of a Nazi theme. The case, however, also speaks to a larger issue faced by Internet companies: whether they should be held legally responsible for policing certain types of content.
Ex-Formula One president reported to have reached amicable settlement with tech giant
A German court has ruled that Google must block photos of a sadomasochistic orgy involving former Formula One boss Max Mosley. The court said the six images taken from a video of the orgy that was filmed by Britain's now defunct News of the World tabloid seriously breached Mr Mosley's privacy. Google must prevent the pictures being shown on its German-based google. The ruling is the latest in a string of legal battles waged by year-old Mr Mosley related to the publication of the video and a article published by the Rupert Murdoch-owned British newspaper alleging it was a Nazi-themed orgy.
Ex-Formula 1 boss Max Mosley is suing Google for continuing to publish images of him with prostitutes at a sex party. He has issued High Court proceedings against the internet firm for breaches of the Data Protection Act and misusing private information. The year-old wants Google to block pictures first published in the now-defunct tabloid News of the World, which he successfully sued in Mr Mosley won damages from the News of the World after it published a story alleging he had organised a Nazi-themed orgy.
He declined to comment on the terms of the settlement. The now defunct News Corp newspaper, The News of the World , published images of Mosley at an orgy with women dressed in military uniforms in Mosley, the year-old son of a prominent British Fascist politician, won his breach-of-privacy case against the newspaper and then sued Google in several countries to have the images removed from search results. Google did not immediately respond to a phone call and e-mail to UK officials. The news was first reported in the German publication Der Spiege l. Mosley settles lawsuits against Google over sex party links Ex-Formula One president reported to have reached amicable settlement with tech giant Fri, May 15, , Updated: Fri, May 15, , Max Mosley, the former head of Formula One. More from The Irish Times Economy. Gaelic Football.