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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


ECJ to rule on copyrights regarding the transmission of TV signals via satellites
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Belgium, European Union
  • November 11 2009

The Brussels Court of Appeal referred its questions regarding copyrights related to the transmission of TV signals via satellites to the European Court of Justice


Final warning to Belgium regarding broadcasting “must-carry” rules
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Belgium, European Union
  • May 9 2008

The European Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to Belgium regarding its “must-carry” rules imposed on broadcasters


Commission closes investigation into financing of Flemish public service broadcaster VRT
  • Bird & Bird
  • Belgium, European Union
  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has closed its investigation under EC Treaty state aid rules into the financing regime for VRT, the public service broadcaster in the Flemish community of Belgium in light of formal commitments by the Belgian authorities to amend the current regime


Angela Gregson
  • Reed Smith LLP


Melanie Verroken
  • CMS DeBacker