Nassau County Legislator Jeffrey Toback, for filing an idiotic complaint against Google for being the “World’s Largest Facilitators and Distributor of Child Pornography”.
Dorkus Maximus Toback, who didn’t even know that Google had Safe Search until just a few days ago. has filed this lawsuit apparently for publicity reasons.
You have to read the complaint. It’s just a blithering mish-mash of bombastic stream of consciousness about mall owners, Google and China, with multiple uses of the word “obscene”. I’m not a lawyer, but I’ve read a few complaints and I’m just astounded as to the absolute lack of evidence. As Eric Goldman says, “this lawsuit is just a publicity stunt, and a pathetic one at that.”
Links: Eric Goldman’s excellent overview. The lawfirm that did the dirtry work for Toback. The press release. The complaint. The Newsday article where Dorkus Maximus Toback describes himself as “not the most computer-literate guy,” and “learned of the [safe search] filter three days ago.”
And a smiling Jeffrey here.
I hope the court makes you pay Google’s legal costs, Dorkus Maximus Toback. And then you can go back to trying to ban toy guns. (I’m not kidding, he really does want to ban toy guns in his county.)
(Thanks to Eric Goldman for the complaint, etc.)