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Irish Judge Orders 'The Internet' To Delete Video 243

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from the when-idiots-and-networks-collide dept.
New submitter edanto writes "A young Irish man wrongly accused of jumping from a taxi without paying the fare has secured a judgement from an Irish court ordering the video removed from the entire Internet. Experts from Google, Youtube, Facebook, and others must tell the court in two weeks if this is technically possible. The thing is, the video is accurate, it is only a comment that wrongly identified Eoin McKeogh as the fare-jumper in the video that is inaccurate. It's not clear if the judge has made any orders about the comment."
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Irish Judge Orders 'The Internet' To Delete Video

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 16, 2013 @01:10PM (#43742473)

    Sounds like they should go after these vigilantes instead. That's one area where I'd fully support "making strong examples of." Internet vigilantism has only started to make an impact but will get tragically big real quick, it needs to get nipped in the bud asap.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 16, 2013 @02:14PM (#43743203)

    Easy.
    The Netherlands.
    Biggest tax-haven of Europe, at least if you are big corporation.
    If you are a normal citizen or a small company the Dutch tax department will suck you dry.

  • by St.Creed (853824) on Thursday May 16, 2013 @03:48PM (#43744241)

    Thomas Jefferson was wrong, in this case, as several economists argued later. Merchants without a country tend to fare really bad when the merchants that do have ties with the rulers (or are directly in control of) another country make laws banning the first group from doing business in the country of the second group. If the first group of homeless merchants don't have strong ties with rulers somewhere they're up shit creek without a paddle.

    While multinationals often have their "head office" in a tax haven for tax reasons, the *real* headquarters is always located in a spot close to political power, where the owners of said company have cultural, personal and financial ties with the people having political power.

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