Orlowski: Google Returns to CA Court on Equustek

“What should govern the behavior of huge multinationals like Google: the law Google makes for itself, or the laws that people make?” asks Andrew Orlowski.  Indeed.  For anyone interested in whether or not the tech giants are simply going to be allowed to operate above the law, the Equustek case is one to watch.  As reported, Google was ordered by the Canadian Supreme Court to remove links worldwide pending trial between tech manufacturer Equustek Solutions and alleged counterfeiter Datalink.  As Orlowski reports for The Register, Google has now filed a complaint in a California federal court hoping to reverse the global order to delist the links. Orlowski writes …

“The EFF, which has previously taken Google’s coin, was predictably screaming about “web censorship.” A professor from another Google-funded organization – the Cyberlaw School at Stanford, which received $2m in funding from the ad giant – is also fretting. Wikimedia Foundation, another organization rich with Google’s cash, is jolly concerned, and joined the Canadian case as an intervener.”

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David Newhoff
David is an author, communications professional, and copyright advocate. After more than 20 years providing creative services and consulting in corporate communications, he shifted his attention to law and policy, beginning with advocacy of copyright and the value of creative professionals to America’s economy, core principles, and culture.

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