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How Global is the “Global Injunction” issued by the Supreme Court of Canada?

A US district court has granted a request by Google for a preliminary injunction preventing Equustek Solutions Inc. from enforcing the global injunction issued in a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada in June, 2017. The global injunction required Google to de-index all websites operated by a group, known as Datalink, from any Google search results worldwide. Datalink had been accused by Equustek of selling counterfeit Equustek products, but never defended the claim in court. Google argued before the US District Court for the Northern District of California that the Canadian order was “unenforceable in the United States because it directly conflicts with the First Amendment, disregards the Communication Decency Act’s immunity for interactive service providers, and violates principles of international comity.” See decision here.





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