nz: UK internet defamation case resonates here

A recent case in the UK has again raised the issue of who is responsible for information available on the internet – and its outcome could reach as far as New Zealand.London businessman Brian Retkin is bringing a claim against Google for defamation, alleging that Google is responsible for not removing links to defamatory information posted on the internet by anonymous sources.Mr Redkin has reportedly spent years trying to get Google to remove links to the defamatory content about his internet domain name business Dotworlds from its search results.
http://nbr.co.nz/home/column_article.asp?id=18562

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