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Aaron and Christine Boring of Pittsburgh, PA, sued Google back in April of 2008 for posting images of their home (which is located on a private road) on “Street View”.
The lawsuit was seeking $25,000 in damages and the destruction of all photos of their home.
Well, the Borings just lost.
The U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania stated that the couple’s lawsuit was ridiculous, implying that the Borings “failed to state a claim under any count.”
Aside from the fact that the lawsuit lame to begin with, CNET points out that there is a somewhat scary, subtle undertone in Google’s response to the lawsuit.
“Today’s satellite-image technology means that…complete privacy does not exist,” Google said in its response to the Borings’ complaint.
I know I’ve made a lot of Borg jokes this week, but this is getting a little ridiculous.
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