Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Nov 2011 11:15 UTC
Legal While the US is still pondering SOPA, we just got some absolutely fantastic news out of Europe. The European Court of Justice, the highest court in the European Union, has just ruled that P2P filters installed by ISPs violate the European Directive on electronic commerce as well as fundamental rights [full ruling]. This is a hugely important ruling that effectively protects all member states of the European Union from ever being subjected to ISP filtering and spying.
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Freedom of business
by Berend de Boer on Thu 24th Nov 2011 20:23 UTC
Berend de Boer
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2005-10-19

Great to see that businesses are still allowed to offer the services they like in some cases, instead of being ordered by the state what to do.

Obviously in other cases this site advocated that governments must indeed order businesses what to do.

I suppose we're having a bit of a split personality here.

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