1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Google ordered to pay $500,000 for keeping fake profiles

Discussion in 'Google' started by Mr. Gill, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. #1
    Mr. Gill, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  2. Nystul

    Nystul Peon

    Messages:
    3,078
    Likes Received:
    40
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #2
    This is what i call, opening a can of worms!

    More to come i will say!
     
    Nystul, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  3. Bohra

    Bohra Notable Member

    Messages:
    12,591
    Likes Received:
    537
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    260
    #3
    Yea i saw this on news too .. will they pay or can they like appeal to the high court thats a lot of money just for keeping fake accounts
     
    Bohra, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  4. tattoos

    tattoos Notable Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,910
    Likes Received:
    150
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    255
    #4
    Not sure what I think about that... On one hand, if someone created a fake profile in an attempt to discredited the real person and that person complained, then I would expect the owner of the site to pull the profile.
    But, I guess you would need to prove who you say you are to the site owner before they take action. And also prove that you did not set the account up in the first place.

    On the other hand, will places need to start requiring ID before letting you sign up!

    Wonder how many people are now going to set up accounts for themselves, then claim they are fake and sue as well.

    Wonder if Australia's PM can get anything out of twitter :rolleyes: http://twitter.com/KevinFuckinRudd

    Cheers
    James
     
    tattoos, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  5. frogjy

    frogjy Member

    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    #5
    google will pay that?i dault deepl
     
    frogjy, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  6. Mr. Gill

    Mr. Gill Active Member

    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    7
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    #6
    lol:p
    Thats a great idea. Let's create a list of celebs which might take action on seeing their fake profiles ... Kevin Rudd is one ...
     
    Mr. Gill, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  7. kruggerd

    kruggerd Peon

    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #7
    Thats not a lot of money for Google but im pretty sure they wont pay it because its just wrong.

    They will appeal im pretty sure about that.
     
    kruggerd, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  8. chandan123

    chandan123 Prominent Member

    Messages:
    11,597
    Likes Received:
    576
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    310
    #8
    google will pay to their lawyers instead :)

    if they pay they will land up in paying billions soon :D
     
    chandan123, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  9. sameer_reddy

    sameer_reddy Peon

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #9
    These sort of things happen all the time. So I guess owning such a site is a high risk issue... It wont be a big sum for Google. but what if it was the average webmaster?
     
    sameer_reddy, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  10. WallaceYeung

    WallaceYeung Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,366
    Likes Received:
    163
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    160
    #10
    obviously agree what you said,
    google would probably lose more if they agree the order.
     
    WallaceYeung, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  11. chandan123

    chandan123 Prominent Member

    Messages:
    11,597
    Likes Received:
    576
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    310
    #11
    in that case the fine will be average sum ;) court knows who is rich :D
     
    chandan123, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  12. jelba

    jelba Peon

    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #12
    Are you sure Google will eventually pay that penalty?
     
    jelba, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  13. Mr. Gill

    Mr. Gill Active Member

    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    7
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    #13
    If they are left with no option then they will ban some AdSense accounts just before payments:p
     
    Mr. Gill, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  14. malcolm1

    malcolm1 Peon

    Messages:
    7,148
    Likes Received:
    758
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #14
    Google isnt stressing about 500 grand as thats a sponsored lunchen to them..

    Yes they dont like losing in courts as that only opens up the doorway for more
    to attack/sue which would cost them millions down the road.

    A good example would be the guy whom beat them in "small claims court" over them
    trying to keep his adsence money and they wouldnt explain why he was terminated
    from adsence.. (He won then they quickly appealed the judges decision)

    laterz
    malcolm
     
    malcolm1, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  15. russianzio

    russianzio Peon

    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    9
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #15
    Orkut staff will pay that as they were not responding to real Barrichello who was asking to stop spamming his name!
     
    russianzio, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  16. chandan123

    chandan123 Prominent Member

    Messages:
    11,597
    Likes Received:
    576
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    310
    #16
    may be they thought the real is not real :rolleyes: :D
     
    chandan123, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  17. 24788

    24788 Peon

    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    5
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #17
    This is just dumb. I really hate this guy now... he's a bitch. How can he say what a company can and can't do? If this happens adsense will be gone in no time. No one can compete if all they do is sue over someone making a fake profile of them.
     
    24788, Nov 11, 2009 IP
  18. russianzio

    russianzio Peon

    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    9
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #18
    They havn't paid enough attention to the matter if at all. I hate spammers myself and if someone creates a fake account of me with who knows what kind of fake porn pics, i would sue the site if they dont do anything about it!!!
     
    russianzio, Nov 11, 2009 IP