2014 April

Internet service providers can be ordered to block access to websites infringing copyright

The European Court of Justice has ruled that an internet service provider (ISP) can be ordered to block websites that infringe copyright.  However, the ECJ clarified that such measures should comply with EU fundamental rights, notably the right to conduct a business and the right to information. The ECJ considered that an injunction which left it to the ISP to determine the most effective means to block the infringing website did not infringe fundamental rights.


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