PITTSBURGH – Google Inc. has acknowledged that it trespassed when it took a photo of a Pittsburgh-area house for its Street View service, but will pay only $1 in damages to a couple who sued.

U.S. District Magistrate Judge Cathy Bissoon on Thursday signed off on a consent judgment, a mutually agreed-upon verdict, between the Mountain View, Calif., company and Aaron and Christine Boring of Franklin Park.

A Google spokeswoman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which first reported the parties had agreed to the judgment, that the settlement is limited to the Borings.

“We are pleased that this lawsuit has finally ended with plaintiffs’ acknowledgment that they are entitled to only $1,” Google said, adding that its ability to continue the Street View feature is unaffected.

The Borings’ attorney, Gregg Zegarelli, said his clients are satisfied to have made the point that Google trespassed and realize they “can’t control a company such as Google that operates worldwide.”

“This is about right and wrong. Maybe my client and I are hopeless romantics, but I suppose some people said the same thing in 1950 about a male executive calling female staff ‘sweetie/honey,’ or African-Americans just sitting a few seats farther in the back of the bus,” Zegarelli said.

The Borings said in a statement released by Zegarelli that the amount of the judgment isn’t the issue.

“This is one sweet dollar of vindication,” the statement said. “Google could have just sent us an apology letter in the very beginning, but chose to try to prove they had a legal right to be on our land. We are glad they finally gave up.”

Google’s Street View feature lets users view homes and businesses as though they are driving along a three-dimensional street. It’s assembled by having cars with digital cameras collect images that are then paired with Google’s map data.

The Borings sued in 2008, saying their privacy was violated when Google took a photo of their home. They said the images could only have been obtained if the driver traveled about 1,000 feet up a private road clearly marked “No Trespassing.”