Google a processo a Milano

Di   3 Febbraio 2009
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Oggi a Milano si apre il processo a quattro dirigenti di Google per la pubblicazione di un video relativo ai maltrattamenti di un ragazzo disabile torinese. Lo ricorda il NYT,  i giornali italiani se ne sono un po’ dimenticati.

Four executives of Google begin trial Tuesday in Milan on criminal charges of defamation and privacy violation in regard to a video posted on Google’s Italian site.

The case involves a three-minute cellphone video, posted in 2006 to Google Video, in which four youths in Turin tease a boy with Down syndrome. After an Italian advocacy group complained that the video was objectionable, Google quickly removed it from the site. Prosecutors argue that the video should not have been published at all.

The four executives charged were not involved directly in handling video from Italy. They include David Drummond, Google’s senior vice president and chief legal officer; George Reyes, its former chief financial officer; and Peter Fleischer, Google’s global privacy counsel, according to a Google spokesman. The fourth executive worked at Google Video in London, the spokesman said, declining to identify him.