Peeing man loses Google Street View battle
Published: 16 Mar 2012 12:11 GMT+01:00
Updated: 16 Mar 2012 12:11 GMT+01:00
The man, who claimed he became a laughing stock after an image taken by a Google camera car of his al fresco urination was published globally on the Street View web app, now owes the firm's French subsidiary €1,200 ($1,570).
A court in the northern town of Angers ruled that the plaintiff had lodged a lawsuit against the wrong firm -- the picture having been published by Google Inc., the US parent company, and not by its subsidiary Google France.
Google agreed to take the picture down after the man complained, but refused a demand for €10,000 in damages. The plaintiff's lawyer was not immediately available to comment on any possible appeal.