Google Fights Back Against Canadian Court

Google wants control over its global search results

Google has begun taking legal action against the Canadian Supreme Court in order to regain control over its global search results. In June this year, the Canadian Supreme Court ordered Google to remove all links to pages owned by Datalink Technologies, which was found guilty of stealing intellectual property from another company. Following this, it was decided that the results should be removed globally, not just in Canada. Google has now filed a lawsuit in California requesting that it be ruled that the decision is unenforceable in the US, as it violates the country's first amendment. The company's lawyers said in a statement that Google was filing the suit as “the Canadian order is repugnant to [the rights established by the First Amendment and the Communications Decency Act]”. The lawyers stressed that “Google is not the internet” and that is has no power to “remove Datalink webpages from the net”. 

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