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Man sues after Google camera sees him pee

March 2, 2012 at 2:55 PM   |   Comments

ANJOU, France, March 2 (UPI) -- A French man is suing Google after a Street View camera captured an image of him urinating in his yard and posted it online.

The man, who is in his 50s, said the Google camera pictured him urinating in his Anjou yard and the Web site blurred out his face but refused to take the picture down, The Connexion reported Friday.

"This presents a problem because everyone has the democratic right to a certain level of privacy. In this case, it is not serious, it is rather funny. But if he had been caught kissing another woman, the problem would be the same," a lawyer for the man said in a court filing.

The lawsuit is seeking the image's removal from Google Street View and $13,200 in damages.

Lawyers for Google are calling for the case to be dismissed as the Street View images are edited from the United States, not France.

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