An Ontario judged has denied an injunction request from a U.S. client of Shopify Inc. to reinstate its web store, after the Ottawa e-commerce company shut it down last week for violating its policy prohibiting content that promotes hate or terrorist organizations.
Cleveland-based RageOn Inc. failed to prove that it hadn’t crossed the line in violating Shopify’s Acceptable Use Policy around hate, violence and terrorism, wrote Justice Peter J. Cavanagh of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Friday. “Shopify reserves the right to suspend or terminate the account of a merchant who engages in activities that violate the letter or spirit of the [policy],” he said.
RageOn allows users to upload their own designs that it prints on items ranging from shirts to yoga mats in full colour. It says it has nearly one million users who have uploaded close to 100 million designs to sell on its Shopify-powered …