Links & Law - Information about legal aspects of search engines, linking and framing

Hyperlink & Search Engine Law News  Decisions & Court Documents Worldwide Legal Resources (Hyperlink & Search Engine Law Articles) Linking Law Cases Search Engine Law Publications by Dr. Stephan Ott Technical    Background


Right to be listed in search engines? - v. Google

A civil complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose by, seeks to be certified as a class action representing the owners of all Websites blacklisted by Google's Internet-leading search engine since January 2001.  KinderStart, a Norwalk-based Web site devoted to information about children, says it was dropped from Google's index a year ago without warning. KinderStart said its traffic plunged by 70 percent after Google dropped it. The complaint accuses Google, as the dominant provider of Web searches, of violating KinderStartís constitutional right to free speech by blocking search engine results showing Web site content and other communications. KinderStart contends that once a company has been penalized, it is difficult to contact Google to regain good standing and impossible to get a report on whether or why the search leader took such action.

For an assessment of the seven claims of actions see: Goldman, Eric, Google Sued Over v. Google, Technology and Marketing Law Blog




The Links & Law website is updated regularily, so  check back for updated information and resources about search engine and linking issues.

You are currently in the archive with older news. A complete list of the updates can be found here!


Masthead/Curriculum Vitae
Copyright © 2002-2008 Dr. Stephan Ott 

All Rights Reserved.