How much is a technical trespass worth? Apparently $1. That’s the amount just granted to a couple who had their home photographed by Google as part of its Street View service:
over two and a half years after the case got started, a judge has handed down her consent judgement, ruling that that Google was indeed guilty of Count II Trespass. [The plaintiffs] are getting a grand total of $1 for their trouble. Ouch.
Ouch indeed. It’s not quite Bleak House, but 2.5 years of litigation is an awful lot of trouble for $1, any way you measure it.