24 Nov '11, 5pm

Court of Justice of the European Union: “EU Cannot Order ISP’s To Prevent illegal Dowloading Of Files”

While The US is proposing laws to make all sorts of Internet providers and companies to filter and block certain content in a ruling issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union today, the court ruled that “EU law precludes the imposition of an injunction by a national court which requires an internet service provider to install a filtering system with a view to preventing the illegal downloading of files” “Such an injunction does not comply with the prohibition on imposing a general monitoring obligation on such a provider, or with the requirement to strike a fair balance between, on the one hand, the right to intellectual property, and, on the other, the freedom to conduct business, the right to protection of personal data and the freedom to receive or impart information” “The Court finds that the injunction in question would require Scarlet to actively monitor a...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/11/24/court-of-justice-of-...

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