US Judge counters Canadian court order on Google search results

A judge in the United States has blocked a decision by Canada’s Supreme Court. The Canadian court ordered Google in June to remove certain search results that violated intellectual property rights worldwide, even outside of Canada’s borders. Google brought the case to the US District Court of the Northern District of California to prevent the enforcement of the order. According to Google, the Canadian court order is ‘unenforceable in the United States because it directly conflicts with the First Amendment, disregards the Communication Decency Act’s immunity for interactive service providers, and violates principles of international comity.’ The district court granted Google’s motion.