Berlin: Google and ex-Formula One boss Max Mosley have settled a dispute over images from a sadomasochistic orgy he took part in, the US tech giant and Mosley’s German lawyer said yesterday.
"The dispute is settled to the satisfaction of both sides," said lawyer Tanja Irion over the years-long row in which Mosley had sought to stop the search engine from listing online links to the photos. Irion said Mosley, 75, had commented that "the agreement is confidential... I’m happy and I do not want to jeopardise it".
Google Germany spokesman Klaas Flechsig also said, "I can confirm that we have settled the dispute to the satisfaction of both sides in all countries. Since the agreement is confidential, we cannot provide you with any further information," he said in an email.
A court in Hamburg, Germany had in January last year ruled that the US technology firm must prevent the pictures being shown on its Germany-based google.de site, two months after a similar ruling in France.