Access Copyright applauds landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Access Copyright applauds the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. This ruling is a win for intellectual property owners including the writing and publishing community. The decision confirmed that Canadian courts have the power to order Internet intermediaries such as search engines to globally de-index websites that illegally sell the intellectual property of others. We hope that this ruling will support initiatives to reduce online infringement of content.

Access Copyright appreciates the efforts of our member organizations the Canadian Publishers’ Council and the Association of Canadian Publishers who acted as interveners in this significant case.