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European Court of Justice rules that a general monitoring obligation is not compatible with EU law
  • Stibbe
  • Belgium, European Union
  • April 19 2012

On 24 November 2011, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled that European law precludes the imposition of an injunction against internet service providers requiring it to install a general filtering system for the purpose of preventing illegal downloading activities

No Big Brother required: ECJ extends "no duty to monitor" protection to social networks
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Belgium, European Union
  • March 30 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union has published its judgment in the case of SABAM v Netlog, in which it has ruled that the owner of an online social network cannot be obliged to install a general filtering system in order to prevent the unlawful use of protected works

ECJ finds ISP filtering falls foul of EU law
  • Pitmans LLP
  • Belgium, European Union
  • December 2 2011

The ECJ has held that an order imposed by a Belgian court, which required an internet service provider (“ISP”) to filter and block access by its customers to files containing infringing copies of musical works, was incompatible with EU law. (Scarlet Extended SA v Société belge des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs SCRL, Case C-7010, 24 November 2011

No surprise: EU law rules out general monitoring obligation
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Belgium, European Union
  • November 25 2011

On Thursday 24 November, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") rendered its decision in Scarlet v Sabam (C-7010

Commission raises concerns about Belgian proposals to regulate broadcasting and broadband
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • Belgium, European Union
  • July 6 2011

The Commission has outlined to the Belgian audiovisual and telecoms regulators that it has concerns about their plans to regulate broadcasting services and broadband access in Belgium

The legality of ordering ISPs to install filtering and blocking systems to protect IP rights
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Belgium, European Union
  • May 31 2011

In Scarlet Extended SA v Société Belge des Auteurs Compositeurs et Editeurs C-7010, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has given his opinion on whether it is lawful for a national court to impose an order on an internet service provider (ISP) to make in impossible for its customers to send or receive, by means of peer-to-peer software, particular music files

EU Advocate General says ISPs cannot be forced to block illegal downloads
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Belgium, European Union
  • April 22 2011

In a development with implications for the European Commission (EC) investigation into net neutrality, European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General (AG) Pedro Cruz Villalon concluded in an advisory opinion that a Belgian court order that forces Internet service providers (ISPs) to filter or block web content in the interest of preventing unauthorized downloads of copyrighted material violates the fundamental rights of Internet users

FIFA and UEFA v Commission: UK's designation of the World Cup and European championships as listed events held compatible with EU law
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Belgium, European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 31 2011

The Television without Frontiers Directive (89552EEC as amended by 200765EC)now renamed as and amended by the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (200765EC)lays down the framework conditions in which the public may be guaranteed free access to the broadcast of events of major importance to society

EU court restricts member state freedom to impose "must carry" obligations on network operators
  • Jones Day
  • Belgium, European Union
  • March 21 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that Belgian must-carry rules are incompatible with EU law, as they lack clearly defined, transparent and non-discriminatory criteria for awarding must-carry status to broadcast content

A new chapter in the battle between IP right holders and ISPs
  • NautaDutilh
  • Belgium, European Union
  • March 19 2010

On 28 January 2010, the Brussels Court of Appeal issued a decision in a case brought by Sabam, a copyright collecting society, against Scarlet, an Internet service provider (ISP