A French court says Google must rid its search results of all images of an orgy involving former Formula One racing chief Max Mosley.
A Google lawyer said the ruling amounted to asking the search giant to build a "censorship machine" and that the company would appeal.
The now-defunct News of the World newspaper published a video on its website in 2008 that purported to show Mosley involved in a sex session with prostitutes. Mosley has acknowledged his involvement but said the British tabloid violated his privacy, and he has won a lawsuit against it. Still, images of the orgy continue to appear on the web.
The court ruled that Google must purge nine such images from its search results or pay €1,000 each time one appears.
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