Recently a business was able to prove hey were illegally extorted by Ripoff Report. After presenting the Court Order to Google, Google's response was "The court order you submitted is invalid because it purports to bind Google. Such an order could not have issued against Google as a matter of substantive law; please see 47 U.S.C. § 230(c). Nor could this order have validly issued against Google as a matter of due process: Google was not made a party to the case, or in any way given notice or an opportunity to be heard before the order issued.
So long as this order maintains the position that it binds Google, we will refrain from taking further removals action, and may intervene to have the order set aside.
If, however, the court amends the order so that it binds only the Defendant, not Google, we will evaluate your removal request under our voluntary practice of removing material, where appropriate, when provided with a court order against the party responsible for the content (i.e. not Google). If you have obtained an amended order that does not purport to bind Google, please forward it so that we can evaluate it."
Google believes they are above the law. Google feels they have the right to continue allowing illegal extortion because they say so. Unfortunately, the laws of this land are written so as there is little that can be done to punish Google. Something has to change immediately.