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Havel & Partners Successful for GoDaddy Against Investigative Article Takedown Request

Havel & Partners Successful for GoDaddy Against Investigative Article Takedown Request

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Havel & Partners has successfully represented GoDaddy in a case that saw the company sued by a businessman with connections to Russia who sought the removal of investigative internet articles as well as financial compensation.

GoDaddy is a global domain registration platform. The company currently has more than 21 million customers worldwide and administers over 84 million domain names.

According to Havel & Partners, the firm argued that GoDaddy “could not directly interfere with the content of the website and the articles posted there. This reasoning was also supported by an expert opinion on cybernetics and computer technology. The team also argued for freedom of speech and the importance of journalistic work in a democratic society. The courts eventually dismissed the lawsuit against GoDaddy in its entirety.”

The Havel & Partners team included Partner Jan Sturm and Senior Associates Jan Kralicek and Dalibor Slavik.

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