G. L. E. c/ Yahoo De Argentina Srl y Otro s/daños y perjuicios

Cámara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Civil de la Capital Federal, Sala II [National Civil Court of Appeals, Buenos Aires Capital District], Causa N° 1841/2008, June 2, 2015
Document type
Court Decision

This case is one among numerous civil lawsuits brought against the search engines Google and Yahoo! by different ‘celebrities’ and wellknown public figures for violation of their honor and privacy. The Court held that preliminary injunctions are capable of determining whether certain content is ‘prima facie’ unlawful when they identify specific infringing content, as opposed to being issued in general terms (see “Albertario”). Accordingly, intermediaries are deemed to have actual knowledge of the infringing content specified in the preliminary injunction upon notice.

Topic, claim, or defense
Defamation or Personality Rights
Privacy or Data Protection
Freedom of Expression
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Appellate Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Search Engine or Index
Issues addressed
Notice Formalities
Trigger for OSP obligations
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Monitor or Filter
Type of liability
Negligence Liability
Tort/Extracontractual Liability
Type of law
General effect on immunity
General intermediary liability model
Takedown/Act Upon Knowledge (Includes Notice and Takedown)
Takedown/Act Upon Court Order