Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Favour of Content Creators

The Supreme Court in Canada has published its decision on the case between Equustek and Google, upholding a ruling that Google can no longer provide search results anywhere in the world that point to a website that unlawfully sells the intellectual property of another company. The order has global reach, meaning that Google will have to block infringing sites across the world, something they argued very strongly violated international law. The Supreme Court did not agree and furthermore, said that Google played a significant role in providing access to sites offering unlicensed content.

CIMA was actively engaged in this fight alongside other Industry partners around the world. The court’s decision is a great  This is a step in the right direction towards protecting our valued content creators.

The court has found in Equustek’s favour which is a great result for copyright owners.

Click here for a press release issued by IFPI.