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Music Rights Group Sues ISPs Over “Pirate Tax”

Belgian music rights group SABAM is continuing its efforts to make Internet providers responsible for copyright-infringing material passing through their networks . This week the group sued three Internet providers alongside demands for a 3.4 percent cut of all subscriber fees. SABAM claims it is entitled to this compensation based…

European Court Set To Rule On Crucial Internet Filtering Case

Soon the European Court of Justice will have to decide whether an Internet service provider can be forced by a music rights group to proactively filter all of its traffic - both inbound and outbound - for copyright infringements. As detailed in a new paper by intellectual property expert Cedric…

ISP Cannot Be Forced To Block Copyright Infringing Files

An advisor to the European Court of Justice has said that an ISP involved in a long-running file-sharing dispute cannot be forced to block or filter copyright-infringing files at the behest of copyright holders. Such an action would amount to an invasion of customers' privacy and violate rights guaranteed under…

EU Court Bans Anti-Piracy Filters On Hosting Services

In a legal battle between music rights group SABAM and social networking site Netlog, the European Court of Justice delivered an unprecedented ruling today. The Court ruled that hosting sites can't filter copyrighted content as that would violate the privacy of users and hinder freedom of information. The case at…

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