Monday, 18 April 2011

Advocate General rejects Belgian file-sharing law

Last week, in Case C-70/10, Scarlet Extended SA v. Société Belge des auteurs, compositeurs et editeurs (SABAM) Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalon has indicated that an ISP cannot be obliged by national law to block users from illegal file-sharing. A Belgian measure ordering an ISP to install a system for filtering and blocking electronic communications in order to protect intellectual property rights in principle infringes the Charter on Fundamental Rights, in the AG's opinion.

The Court's press release contains more information and the Opinion (in French only) is here.

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