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Brussels Court of First Instance decisions - 26 November 2004 and 29 June 2007

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium
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  • April 21 2011

In 2004, SABAM (the Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers) requested an injunction against Internet Access Provider Scarlet to prevent its customers from committing copyright infringements using peer-to-peer software and therefore (requiring the provider?) to adopt proactive measures to prevent the unauthorized exchange of protected material

Brussels Court of Appeal decision - 28 January 2010

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium
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  • April 21 2011

The Court of Appeal decided, before examining the technical feasibility of filtering measures, to seek a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding whether a requirement on an Internet Access Provider to implement traffic-filtering mechanisms is consistent with EU legislation (and more precisely with its IP, e-Commerce, Data protection and e-Privacy regulations) as well as with the fundamental right of privacy and freedom of expression

Injunctions against ISPs - the SabamScarlet ruling

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium
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  • October 23 2007

The President of the Brussels Court of First Instance (the ‘President’) ruled on 29 June 2007 that an Internet Service Provider (ISP) active in the Belgian market must implement technical measures to prevent illegal peer-to-peer music file exchanges

Belgian tax authority issues guidelines on electronic conversion of paper invoices

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium
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  • August 31 2008

Since 2004 Belgian companies have been able to invoice their customers electronically

Belgium adopts legal framework for certain trusted third party services

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium
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  • October 23 2007

The Belgian authorities have enacted a legal framework regulating certain trusted third party services

Brussels court refers two questions to the ECJ on injunctions against ISPs over illegal P2P file sharing

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium
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  • May 10 2010

In a case between the collecting society SABAM and internet service provider Scarlet, relating to the measures which can be imposed on Scarlet to prevent illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing over its network, the Brussels Court of Appeal has referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) two questions about the legality (including a test of proportionality) of the injunctions requested by SABAM

Belgium adopts rules allowing electronic employment contracts

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium
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  • December 17 2007

Belgium has adopted new rules permitting the conclusion of employment contracts electronically, provided secure electronic signature and archiving systems are used

The Brussels Court of Appeal ruling of 11 February 2009 in the Polo Ralph Lauren v eBay case in the light of CJ judgment of 23 March 2010 in joined cases Google v Louis Vuitton

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium, European Union
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  • June 21 2010

On 23 March 2010, the ECJ delivered its judgment in joined cases Google v Vuitton (cases C-23608, C-23708 and C-23808) regarding questions as to whether Google's AdWords advertising system can involve trade mark infringement

Brussels court refers two questions to the ECJ on injunctions against ISPs over illegal P2P file sharing

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium
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  • May 10 2010

In a case between the collecting society SABAM and internet service provider Scarlet, relating to the measures which can be imposed on Scarlet to prevent illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing over its network, the Brussels Court of Appeal has referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) two questions about the legality (including a test of proportionality) of the injunctions requested by SABAM

Belgian Data Protection Commission issues a recommendation on mobile mapping

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium
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  • April 4 2011

On 15 December 2010, the Belgian Data Protection Commission issued a recommendation in relation to mobile mapping (defined by the Data Protection Commission as "recording pictures of the road network through vehicles equipped with digital cameras"