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 Google wins court battle in Belgium over Google Suggest

(for more information see Update 40)

ServersCheck, the Leuven supplier of monitoring software and hardware for ICT-infrastructure, filed a lawsuit in May 2006, demanding Google to modify Google Suggest to not offer up piracy-related terms. When e.g. a user of the Googl toolbar entered the keyword 'serverscheck', Google suggested illegal versions of the ServersCheck products, even before displaying the search results themselves.

The Commercial Court in Leuven decided that “Google can’t be found liable for finding Web pages that may be involved in illegal activity based on search terms. During the trial, Google had repeatedly claimed that it is not possible to adapt its Google Suggest. Serverscheck announced to appeal the decision.

  • March 24, 2007, Kirk, Jeremy, Court dismisses lawsuit against Google, PC Advisor:
    "A Belgian court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a company claiming a feature of Google’s search engine offers password-cracking tools and serial numbers to unlock its software."

  • March 23, 2007: ServersCheck file an appeal against Google,
    "It is said that the Belgian court had dismissed the filed lawsuit of a company against Google Inc."




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