islandhopper Posted April 30, 2010 Report Share Posted April 30, 2010 OT ... just to keep you informed: Google and the German government signed an agreement today: a) Google will switch on street view only after ALL protests (private und public) are cleared. Google will install a simplyfied clearing routine where individuals und city councils can ask for deletion of certain photos which match with given addresses two months PRIOR to the launch of street view. c) Google agreed to delete all protested images within 48 hrs for the time after the start of street view. In the end Google accepted that they acted illegally at least in two aspects: i) You are entitled to photograph nearly everything except a few military installations within the FRG as long as you don't use any auxiliary equipment - the camera position 3m above ground is regarded as "with auxiliary equipment" ... like climbing a ladder ... everything that is visible in the images but would not be visible in case the camera would have been on a lower level is thus automatically illegal and must be removed without giving any further reasons. ii) Google had scanned the whole private wifi networks along with the images and had planned to publish that informaation along with the street view images without prior notice. That was regarded as being illegal, too. There is no final decision what will happen with this material. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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