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EU Court: No Policing the Internet

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 2 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "In the case of Sabam vs Scarlet (Belgian MAFIAA vs ISP), the highest European Court has concluded that an ISP can not be required to monitor its clients' traffic. As per the judgment, "Directives [..] must be interpreted as precluding an injunction made against an internet service provider which requires it to install a system for filtering [.. in order to identify] the movement of electronic files containing a musical, cinematographic or audio-visual work in respect of which the applicant claims to hold intellectual-property rights [..]"
The ruling is not quite as broad as I would have liked, since it only pertains to filtering "which applies indiscriminately to all its customers; exclusively at its expense; and for an unlimited period"."

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