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The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that Google must remove links to counterfeit Equustek products from its search results not just in Canada, but worldwide.


  • A ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in long-running legal case between industrial automation services company Equustek Solutions Inc and Google could have far-reaching effects in the battle to force Google to remove search listings that point to illegally distributed content online.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the case brought by Equustek in Canada against Google.
  • Details the arguments in favor of and against the removal of certain search results and what the implications are for copyright holders.

Key questions answered

  • What is the Equustek case all about?
  • What are the implications of the ruling for the music industry?

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  • Summary
  • Protecting cross-border intellectual property rights
  • Supreme Court of Canada backs the Equustek order
  • Polarized reaction to the ruling


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