According to the news that a law firm has threatened Google with a $100-million lawsuit on behalf of the stars, saying the search engine huge responsibility for its supposed role in the circulation of private nude photo, the law firm is representing “over a dozen female celebrities” who had their Apple iCloud accounts hacked.
Hollywood lawyer, Martin Singer says in his official letter that Google is making money from the unfair treatment of women and if your family members were the victims of such shameless violations of basic human rights, surely you would take proper action.
The letter, which declares Google disrespected its authorized duties in order to cash in on advertising profits, says the company could owe $100 million for refusing to remove pictures and links connected to the hacked photos. The law firm doesn’t reveal its client’s name, but the letter apparently refers to celebrities like Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Arianna Grande, Rihanna and other A-list celebrities who were affected of the hacking incident in early September.
Even though the dramatic allegations and the $100 million claim, still, the legal case against Google is weak and like any other internet publisher, Google is mostly protected from the actions of its users, and is not liable for the content of blog posts and search links.
According to the information, Google has been fighting with who actually have many of the stripped “selfies” but it’s a fact that under the law, if an individual didn’t take the picture or register it with the copyright office, they don’t have an official right to claim for removal.