Google seeks to use U.S. law to battle Supreme Court of Canada’s order to change global search results


  • Koma

    If they do not respect law of country they have business in, resolution is simple, ban them and kick out of Canada completely.

    • Aleph Ruehl

      The problem is that the Canadian Court order demands that the results be removed world wide, meaning it’s application extends beyond our borders. That being the case, Google is well within their right to request said order be invalidated in countries where the rules of law are vastly different.

    • The supreme court’s point though is that IP laws are NOT vastly different – so challenging Datalink in every country the result would be same as in Canada. And ultimately lead to the same result. Which Google might be able to afford but Equustek probably can’t.

      There is nothing ideological about this case. It’s as clear cut as you smashing my window and stealing my wallet.

      People who claim this will lead to all kinds of restrictions on freedom of speech are riding a crazy carpet down the slippery slope. It’s fun, but totally irrelevant. Hopefully US courts will see that quickly.

    • Koma

      No difference, they removed torrents everywhere so point is same. As Schultzer said, stealing is stealing.

    • You are obviously not a Canadian employee of Google; or a customer who relies on their services to conduct business in Canada.

    • Canadiana Jones

      It always amazes me how some US District Court of Shitholeville can consider imposing judicial decisions outside of US borders.

  • Correction: “As a result, The Supreme Court ordered that Google remove Datalink’s sites from all of its search results, not just Canada’s.”