The Supreme Court of Canada released their decision today in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. The case was an appeal from a BC court order that required Google to de-index all websites operated by a third party, Datalink Technology Gateways Inc. and Datalink Technologies Gateways LLC and a personal defendant (collectively referred to as “Datalink”), from any Google search result worldwide. Datalink had been accused by Equustek of infringing their intellectual property, but never defended the claim in court.
The case was closely watched and included a long list of interveners from both inside and outside Canada. Many are already criticizing the decision for overreaching, while some rights holders are applauding it. Read the full decision here.