For once, a common sense conclusion to a libel suit, though any other judgement would have rendered Britain a pariah. Still, appearing ridiculous is not a good reason to reach conclusions in libel cases. Reform is necessary to enable freedom of the mind:
Metropolitan International Schools sued Google for publicizing the
claims through its search results, although the Web forums did not
belong to Google. In its defense, Google argued it should not be held
responsible for the content of the 39 billion Web pages available on
Justice Eady noted that Google is merely a conduit to the information and not a publisher in its own right. He ruled that Google's Internet search engine is not considered a publisher under defamation law, and therefore is not responsible for the content of the short descriptions of Web sites that appear in Google searches. He also ruled that there is "no reasonable prospect of success" and dismissed the suit.