Today, Justin Safayeni and Carlo Di Carlo will be representing the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association at the Supreme Court of Canada in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. The case deals with the authority of Canadian courts to impose worldwide restrictions on Internet search results.
The case arises from a claim brought against a defendant who was unlawfully misappropriating the plaintiff’s intellectual property to create a competing product. The plaintiff obtained a default judgment, but was having difficulty enforcing it on account of the fact that the defendant would move objectionable content to different websites. The plaintiff moved for an injunction to prohibit Google from including websites related to the defendant. This order – one of the first of its kind anywhere in the world – was granted and the decision was upheld on appeal.
To read the BCCLA’s factum, click here.