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Google Defeats Worldwide Site Blocking Order in US Court

Postby MrFredPFL » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:39 pm

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Google has won its case against Canadian company Equustek Solutions. The search engine is not required to block content worldwide based on a Canadian Supreme Court hearing, a California Federal Court has affirmed. An important ruling for Google, which argued that freedom of speech was at stake.

After several years in court, the Supreme Court of Canada directed Google to remove the websites from its search results last summer. This order wasn’t limited to Canada alone, but applied worldwide.

Worried about the possible negative consequences the broad verdict could have, Google then took the case to the US, and with success.

A federal court in California already signed a preliminary injunction a few weeks ago, disarming the Canadian order, and a few days ago ruled that Google has won its case.

a bizarre ruling by the canadian courts. i wonder if they feel they are responsible to uphold rulings made by american courts. something tells me they don't feel american courts have jurisdiction in canada.

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