Google Inc. won an Australian High Court case Wednesday related to the liability of online intermediaries. The case was between Google and statutory body the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which had argued that some of Google’s sponsored search results were “misleading and deceptive representations.” A panel of five judges ruled unanimously in favour of Google’s appeal of a lower Federal Court decision in Australia. “Google did not author the sponsored links; it merely published or displayed, without adoption or endorsement, misleading representations made by advertisers,” the High Court decisionsaid Wednesday. "Others will definitely be looking at this ruling,” Peter Lee, CEO of the Internet Industry Association of Australia, told Reuters in a news report published Wednesday. “Google is a worldwide business. This is something of a first, and it does add some clarity for the industry.” Documentation for the High Court case is filed under No. S175/2012.