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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RE: Comment by Laurence
by TemporalBeing on Tue 29th Nov 2011 19:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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I wonder what's going to happen to the existing controls already in place in member states. Such as in the UK where recently BT was forced to filter newzbin.com lookups by the British courts.


Seems UK is exempt as they have an opt-out on the Charter of Fundamental Rights (at least, according to Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_state_of_the_European_Union).

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