Rojas-Lozano v. Google, Inc., No. 15-10160-MGH (D. Mass. Aug. 12, 2015), 159 F. Supp 101 (N.D. Cal. 2016)
“I’m not a robot”: With that familiar phrase, Google’s reCAPTCHA process ensures that its users are real people, not bots, by requiring them to decipher words or numbers displayed as distorted images. The plaintiff in this proposed class action lawsuit signed up for a free Gmail account, then alleged that the registration process unfairly captured her labor for profit, unjustly enriching Google. Dan Booth served as local counsel in the Massachusetts stage of the case, which was transferred to California based on Google’s Terms of Service, where it was promptly dismissed.
- David L. Harris, Massachusetts woman’s lawsuit accuses Google of using free labor to transcribe books, newspapers, Boston Business Journal (Jan. 23, 2015)
- Venkat Balasubramani, Gmail Terms of Service Apply to reCAPTCHA During Account Formation–Rojas-Lozano v. Google, Technology & Marketing Law Blog (Aug. 28, 2015)
- Venkat Balasubramani, Google Can Derive Undisclosed Economic Benefits From CAPTCHAs–Rojas-Lozano v. Google, Technology & Marketing Law Blog (Feb. 4, 2016)
- David Kravets, Judge tosses proposed class action accusing Google of CAPTCHA fraud, Ars Technica (Feb. 8, 2016)
- Walter Olson, You profited when I solved your CAPTCHA and I want money for that, Overlawyered (Feb. 8, 2016)