Top court of Canada this week ordered Google to get rid of a website from its international search results, is what some specialists are calling a remarkable global copyright defense case.
The first injunction, which the Supreme Court supported, had been asked by Equustek Solutions, the Canadian telecommunications equipment manufacturer, which effectively sued one more company for relabeling its goods and passing them forward as their own. Following that ruling of the lower court, Google de-indexed around 345 web pages connected with the felonious company in Canada. But the firm fled the country and carried on to promote the fake products from an unidentified location.
Google hesitated when Equustek requested it to proceed and de-index all occurrence of the felonious firm globally. The U.S.-based tech major quarreled in court that such a measure was overreach and that it was not a liable person to the argue with.
The Supreme Court, on the other hand, stated, “With no injective help, it was clear that Google would carry on facilitating the current harm to Equustek. The Internet has no limits. Its natural home is all over the world.” This verdict was made under the 7-to-2 ruling. “The only method to make sure that the interlocutory injunction obtained its goal was to have it apply globally, where Google operates.”
Some publishers, media groups, civil liberties groups, and copyright organizations worried about the standard Google sets. “The Internet is a worldwide fact, and there is huge jeopardy that commercial entities and governments will view this ruling as mitigating censorship requests that could outcome as perfectly legitimate and legal content vanishing off the web due to a court order located in the other end of the world,” stated David Christopher, Open Media.
“That would be a huge hindering of right to ‘access information and express freely’ of the citizens.”
For now, the situation seems to be tensed. And in this, we stand along with Google. Google has nothing to do with this case. Do you agree with us? If yes, do comment your thoughts below and let us know what you think. Till then stay tuned.