Well, we’re not there yet.  But the vibrations of a French gavel have been shaking the cake crumbs off laptops around the world ever since a Parisian court threatened to fine Google France if its parent company does not remove links on www.google.com to websites containing defamatory statements.  Google France had previously complied with an order of the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance to remove the links from www.google.fr, but Google Inc. has not removed them from www.google.com.  The court threatened Google France with a fine of €1000 per day if the links are not removed from www.google.com.  If the court’s ruling is upheld, it will expand the effects of the “right to be forgotten” principle far beyond the European Union and effectively allow European courts to act as the world’s censors, determining what people around the globe are permitted to see.