November 15, 2008

This Page is Illegal in Argentina, Thanks to Diego Maradona: Diego Maradona and more than 100 other public figures in Argentina have secured court orders blocking the Argentine versions of Google and Yahoo from all search results for their names except for those on major media sites. "Without the link in Google or Yahoo, nobody would even know these [other] sites exist," said Martin Leguizamon, attorney for Maradona and other celebs.

posted by rcade to general at 06:46 AM - 5 comments

Why? Are we worried we may find something ... EMBARRASSING?!

posted by jjzucal at 09:23 AM on November 15, 2008

In other words, we'll take the money and adulation but you can stick the rest... somewhere unpleasant.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:07 PM on November 15, 2008

I pray that no such court order will ever be issued in the United States.

"Don't cry for me, Argentina. The truth is I never loved you."

posted by Howard_T at 03:57 PM on November 15, 2008

Embarrassing? Nah.. there's some angle we don't know about that will add cash to their bank accounts. Pretty soon they'll all want royalties every time their name is mentioned in a newspaper.

posted by mitchigan at 10:36 AM on November 16, 2008

I think it would have better had both companies jointly sponsored a web page, then directed all searches to that page.

Said page's content would have been a style video that repeats, "Diego, you fat fuck!" over and over.

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:22 PM on November 17, 2008

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