A British businessman is threatening a landmark legal action against Google, the world's leading internet search engine, after claims that it has defamed him.
Brian Retkin has warn that he will proceed with a libel case against the web giant unless it removes links to defamatory comments about his internet company.
Lawyers for Dotworlds, which registers distinctive domain names, have sent Google what lawyers call a "letter before action".
Mr Renton, 48, the company's managing director, of Wembley, north London, said he would sue if Google did not take down the links about his company posted anonymously. "Based on what I know today, I am determined to go ahead with this," he added.