Google to take legal action in Turkey over YouTube ban

Google has filed a formal protest with the Turkish courts over the recent YouTube ban. The ban had been lifted Saturday by a lesser court, but the decision was reversed until "criminal content" — recordings of a state security meeting about Syria — are removed.

Google's attorney Gönenç Gürkaynak, filed the complaint on behalf of YouTube saying that the service had been blocked by the Turkish Telecommunications Authority without a valid court decision. A recent case, also with Gürkaynak as the attorney for the plaintiff, about the Twitter banning was found to be in favor of Twitter and the block was reversed. We'll have to wait and see if the results here are similar.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News via: PCWorld

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