Courts cannot order ISPs to filter P2P, ECJ rules

 

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Courts in the EU may not order ISPs to filter out copyright-infringing file-sharing from their networks, the European Court of Justice has said.

The ruling came on Thursday, ending a very long-running case between Belgian ISP Scarlet and rights-holder group Sabam. Privacy advocates said the judgment could have consequences in the UK, but industry sources suggested the impact could be limited.

Courts cannot order ISPs to filter P2P, ECJ rules | Intellectual Property | ZDNet UK

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