We have removed objectionable contents: Google Inc
New Delhi: The US-based search engine Google Inc on Thursday told a Delhi court that that it has already removed alleged objectionable contents from its web posts as it was aware of its responsibility as a service provider.
The search engine, in a written statement filed before Administrative Civil Judge Praveen Singh, denied the allegation that it projected Indian culture in poor light.
The statement said that Google Inc was aware of its responsibilities as a service provider and has a system to ensure that "rights and interests" of all relevant parties were well protected.
The US-based firm said the alleged objectionable contents were removed after its Indian subsidiary Google India brought them to the notice of the service provider.
Every product offered is governed by the policies aimed at striking a proper balance between enabling free speech and expression and maintaining a responsible and safe community, the company told the court.
Seeking dismissal of civil suit, Google Inc said that the case against it was filed in complete disregard of immunity given to a service provider under the Information Technology Act for any third party content linked or hosted by it.
Besides Google Inc, Orkut and You-tube today also filed their written submissions in the court.
Earlier, Facebook, Yahoo India and Microsoft, accused of hosting objectionable contents, had told the court that neither a case was made out against them nor there was any cause of action.
The court had on December 20 last year, in a ex-parte order, issued summons to 22 social networking websites asking them to remove "anti-religious" or "anti-social" contents from their sites.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Admissions 2015: Know India's best ranking Universities
- Zee Media Exclusive interview with UPSC topper Ira Singhal's family
- UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results
- Watch: Top 25 Headlines @ 12 pm
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Is Corporate Social Responsibility nothing but a marketing gimmick?
- UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results; women bag top four positions
- 3rd Test, Day 2: Sri Lanka rattle Pakistan in decider
- Dawood Ibrahim's surrender offer rejected due to a 'condition', clarifies Sharad Pawar
- Vyapam scam: MP medical college dean found dead in hotel, body sent for post-mortem
- Vyapam scam: Last rites of journalist Akshay Singh performed; MP CM assures of SIT probe