Virginia da Cunha

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Virginia da Cunha
Birth name Virginia da Cunha
Also known as Virgin Pancakes
Born (1981-06-15) 15 June 1981 (age 33)
Cordoba, Argentina
Genres Pop, Dance-pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, composer, actress
Years active 2001–present
Labels Sony BMG
Associated acts Bandana
Website Official Website

Virginia da Cunha (born 15 June 1981, in Cordoba, Argentina) is an Argentine singer-songwriter, composer and actress. She is best known as a plaintiff in a protracted lawsuit against Google and Yahoo! in Argentina.

In her suit, da Cunha alleged that the search engines had damaged her 'moral character' by returning her name and likeness among results for sex related searches. Although the lower courts ruled in favour of da Cunha,[1] the internet companies appealed, and the verdict was overturned. While not alone in suing Yahoo! and Google (similar lawsuits in Argentina, Brasil, and other Latin American nations number over a hundred[2]), amongst similar cases in Argentina, de Cunha's has progressed the furthest.[3]

She is a member of Argentine all-female band Bandana

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  1. ^ "Google y Yahoo de Argentina deberán indemnizar a una ex Bandana", clarin.com, 30 July 2009, http://edant.clarin.com/diario/2009/07/30/um/m-01968755.htm
  2. ^ "Argentine court overturns ruling on search engines' link liability", The Register, 25 August 2010, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/25/search_engine_link_liability/print.html
  3. ^ "Google and Yahoo Win Appeal in Argentine Case", New York Times, 20 August 2010, https://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/20/technology/internet/20google.html?_r=1

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