I just saw yet another story about some country or other deciding to try to Fine Google for some perceived problem or other with their search results:
Maybe it’s time for Google to have Terms and Conditions… For Countries. I suggest the following:
If you want Google to be available within your country’s boundaries – based on IP address and nothing else by the way since we aren’t going to check anything but this – then you as a sovereign country agree to the following:
(1) Google does not support “Right to be forgotten” or any other censorship that you may want. Forget it or forget Google.
(2) Google does not fiddle with it’s search results based on your country preferences. If you don’t like the results, seek help with an SEO expert, or Google will be happy to not be present in your country / jurisdiction.
(3) Google will abide by the terms and conditions that it has published. If you don’t like them, then don’t use Google or don’t have Google in your country.
(4) Google is building and providing the best search engine, and other services, that we can, based on our own conscience and our business plan.
If you don’t like these terms and conditions, use another search engine, or make your own search engine. Up to you.
Seems like it’s time for this. <Disclaimer> I have no financial interest, or any other kind of interest in the success of Google or it’s services, other than I use them, and like some of those services. </Disclaimer>
I’m getting tired of all the whiners out there. Nobody ever whined about Alta Vista when it had 90% of the search market. Get over it, or get Bing – or whatever.