Chris Hodgins chodgins at cis.strath.ac.uk
Fri Feb 4 14:12:17 PST 2005

Erik Norgaard wrote:
> Chris Hodgins wrote:
>> IANAL but I think it would be interesting to know what the legal 
>> implications are here.  Could it be a legal requirement that you can 
>> request that your data is removed?
> Could it be a legal requirement that you can prove that you are actually 
> the original poster and as the auther has (if any) the right to request 
> the data removed? DNA test?

Google only requests that you use the same email address to have it 
removed.  I think this is reasonable.  You can actually get it removed 
without using the email address but I think that is a little harder.

> When I search for my name, I'm in competition with a wrestler - really 
> anoying, in particular because his last results are from 2003, can I 
> have him removed? of course not, nor would I try to.

No.  You could however request that your own pages/articles are removed 
as you would be the legal copyright holder for those.....I think. ;)

> If you feel the first matches refer to irrelevant old posts, try posting 
> something new and more interesting :-) get referals to your new cool web 
> page, update it regularly, etc...
> I have now had the luck to wrestle my oponent to the next page - ha, all 
> first 10 matches are mine :-)

I think the point the OP was trying to make is that he would not like 
those posts to appear at all. :)


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