Argentina’s Supreme Court has ruled that search engines cannot generally be held liable for content on websites they link to. In Rodriguez, Maria Belen v. Google Inc., the Court denied the compensation claims of the plaintiff, a model whose name and pictures were used by sex-oriented websites, who alleged that Google and Yahoo! should have refused to link to the websites in the first place and that they improperly failed to act on her request to remove links to the sites. The Supreme Court ruled that because Google and Yahoo! have no duty to police content on the websites linked to in search results, they are not responsible for illegal third-party content about which they do not have effective knowledge. Moreover, except in circumstances involving “gross and manifest harm” from clearly illegal content, only notification from a court or other competent authority is sufficient to require search engines to remove links to offending search results.