Google admits to trespassing with street view, pays couple $1

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Google Inc. has acknowledged trespassing by taking a photo of a Pennsylvania couple’s home for its Street View service, but the company will pay only $1 in damages.

U.S. District Magistrate Judge Cathy Bissoon in Pittsburgh signed a consent judgment Thursday.

A Google spokeswoman tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which first reported the settlement, that the resolution is limited to the Pennsylvania case and that the company won’t stop taking photos.

Aaron and Christine Boring, of Franklin Park, sued two years ago. They say Google’s images of their home were taken from their long driveway, which is a private road.

The couple’s attorney says Google has “conceded liability as an intentional trespasser,” which was the point of the lawsuit.