G-Quote of the Month: Google Stands for the Freedom to Bully

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According to the New York Times, “[a]n Italian judge convicted three Google employees in February of violating privacy laws because the Internet company had sought to profit from a video of an autistic boy [with Down Syndrome] being bullied by classmates, according to a judicial reasoning in the case released on Monday….Google criticized [the Italian judge’s] reasoning….’this conviction attacks the very principles of freedom on which the Internet is built,’ the company said in a statement. ‘If these principles are swept aside, then the Web as we know it will cease to exist, and many of the economic, social, political and technological benefits it brings could disappear.'”

The freedom to innovate the distribution of videos of kids with Down Syndrome getting bullied.

Not everything that is obscene has to be pornography.

How do they sleep at night?