Still the company proposed a $1 settlement with the couple and they agreed, happy to make a point by getting Google to admit it trespassed.
But the couple acknowledged a large part of the motivation to settle was the realization that they can't control a tech firm the size of Google.
Google's Street View has been a thorn in privacy seekers side for years. The company's photographing cars have been chased out of tiny towns, others have faked birth scenes to mess with the cameras, while many others have cried foul.
Perhaps upsetting the most upsetting part of the settlement to Google's detractors is the company says it will be able to continue its Street View service unhindered.