Peeing Gardener Sues Google Over Image on Street View
French man says he's been ridiculed in his village
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2012 3:31 PM CST
Updated Mar 4, 2012 9:14 AM CST
A Google vehicle drives around collecting street views in the file photo.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

(Newser) AFP has the lawsuit of the day: A man in France has sued Google because a Street View image caught him urinating in his garden and made him the "object of ridicule in his village," says his lawyer. He filed suit in the city of Angers, claiming infringement of privacy. The news agency confirms the existence of the "slightly blurred" photo but didn't publish it. A Google attorney called the suit "implausible."

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Mar 4, 2012 3:49 PM CST
Peeing out in your yard should make you a laughingstock regardless of whether it is posted online by Google. I don't know about the laws in France but in the US, there is little chance he would get anything.
Mar 4, 2012 1:01 PM CST
What a pisser
Mar 4, 2012 10:05 AM CST
Two things. First, it is really unfortunate that in the digital age we do have to worry about things that we thought private winding up on the internet. Second, that is the world we live in now - the best thing to do is to laugh it off. It is a funny picture.