Canadian Supreme Court vs. Google: Making Canada look foolish

From Hamza Shaban at Washington Post:

Should Google remove content from its search results all around the world on the orders of a single foreign government? That’s the thorny question with broad free speech implications for Americans and political dissidents raised by a Supreme Court decision in Canada.

Google has argued that a worldwide order forcing it to delist Datalink isn’t necessary or effective, and that such a move should have been blocked because of free speech concerns. But the high court disagreed.

“This is not an order to remove speech that, on its face, engages freedom of expression values, it is an order to de-index websites that were in violation of several court orders,” the court wrote in its decision. “We have not, to date, accepted that freedom of expression requires the facilitation of the unlawful sale of goods.”More.

Reality check: What a wonderful way of making Canada look foolish!

On the plus side,

1) The good news is that our Supreme Court, which has upheld absolutely unrestricted abortion abortion of all ages of child and will likely accommodate ever more loosening of restrictions against euthanasia may come to be seen as toothless except for those of us who must live (or die) under its rule.

2) The attempted government power grab against the internet will become more apparent to otherwise somnolent people because Canada is not a powerful nation.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Canada is a mirage.

    • Tooth&Claw

      Seems so. The original immigrants were sold a bill of goods, that did not protect or value their contributions, including their offspring.

  • terrence22

    I was on an American blog a few days ago and some one left a comment referring to Canada as “Kan Nuh Duh” – most appropriate under TrueDOPE.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Okay, until today, I’ve never heard of Equustek. I have however heard of Datalink. The article is badly written, and I’m looking to see if the SCC judgement is as bad.

    • Jaedo Drax

      nope, just the article. the judgement does actually get around to talking about which company they are referring to well down on the page. I’m sure that nor any of the other datalink companies are that impressed with the sloppy reporting.

      hell, if I was I’d probably asking a local shyster to look into wtf the SCC is going on about if I just read the wapo article.