British Columbia Court Ruling Orders Google to Block Sites Worldwide

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By: Jeff Gray | The Globe and Mail

In an unprecedented ruling, a B.C. court has ordered Google Inc. to block a group of websites from its worldwide search engine – a decision raising questions over how far one country’s courts can exert their power over the borderless Internet.

The temporary injunction, issued by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon on June 13, came despite arguments from Google’s lawyers that Canada’s courts did not have the jurisdiction to tell Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., to block access to the websites anywhere in the world.

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