Google, that means you'll be the subject of lawsuits. All around the world.When you're at the top of the heap, everybody watches you closely. Many people are sure to think you're in the wrong. If you're
You may have heard about some of these suits in the news, but it's unlikely you've heard of them all. Competitive intelligence consultancy Aqute created a Google Map of all the lawsuits Google faces and the places where one of the company's sites is blocked. Were you aware that YouTube is blocked in Afghanistan? That a rare-coin salesman in Florida is suing Google for listing his home address as his business address, putting his coins and family at risk. Check out all these legal challenges on the map below.
The map is based on news coverage over the last 12 months, so some are referencing suits like the one with Viacom that are technically closed by now.
Blue markers on the map below designate lawsuits, red markers places where a Google property is being blocked.
Google must have one very busy legal team. It was the company's own idea to organize the world's information, though. That's a sure path to controversy.
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