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October 17, 2010

G20 Officer Sues YouTube and Users

When he first saw a video of a Toronto constable threatening to arrest a G20 protester for blowing bubbles, one YouTube user was so livid, he couldn’t stop writing comments.

In fact, the man, who uses the alias “theforcebewithme,” can’t even remember writing the specific comment that now has him defending a $1.2 million defamation lawsuit launched by Toronto’s now notorious “Officer Bubbles.”

Const. Adam Josephs seeks to compel the Google-owned YouTube to reveal the identity of the person who created and posted the videos as well as any information it has on the 24 other users who made allegedly defamatory remarks.

The thing I do like about the Canadian system is that (much like the U.K.), the losing participant in Canadian lawsuits not only have to pay their own legal fees, but the court may order them to pay the winner’s bills as well !! This is done, in order to cut out the millions of “frivolous” lawsuits that still tie up American courts.

This will be considered “frivolous”, and “Officer Bubbles” is going to have to pay for Youtubes army of lawers, and their travel expences to Canada. I hope you like working for free for the next 20 years Bubbles.