Even if a victim can identify his or her Internet attackers, a damaging photo or text that “goes viral” is almost unstoppable, and the damage is difficult to control. The Mosley decision in Hamburg demonstrates how Germany and the United States approach this increasingly ubiquitous problem differently.
Mr. Moseley tried to stop illegal publications by addressing the centralized nerve center without which nothing can go viral in the first place, in this case Google and its search engine. He succeeded in winning a judgment (now pending appeal) with regard to six specific pictures.
One may question whether this constituted success.