Supreme Court of British Columbia, Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2014 BCSC 1063

Document type
Court Decision
The Supreme Court of British Columbia issued an order requiring Google to remove websites from its worldwide index.  The dispute involved links to the website of a company that had been found to have stolen trade secrets from a competitor and used unfair competition tactics to lure customers into purchasing the copied products. The court order is unprecedented for Canada as it forces Google to remove links anywhere in the world, rather than only from the search results available through See also M. Geist Blog. See also Global FoE
Topic, claim, or defense
Other IP
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Appellate Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Search Engine or Index
Issues addressed
Limitation on Scope of Compliance (Geographic, Temporal, etc.)
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Type of law
General effect on immunity
Weakens Immunity
General intermediary liability model
Takedown/Act Upon Court Order