SABAM, a Belgian company representing writers, composers and editors, established in 2004 that users of an Internet service provider called Scarlet Extended SA were illegally transferring files. A Belgian court ordered Scarlet to install at its own expense a system to make that impossible. But the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled Thursday that this would require monitoring of all electronic communications of all of Scarlet’s customers, infringing on their rights, and violated EU law.
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radi0man writes: According to a ruling of the European Court of Justice, ISP's can't be ordered to filter content that violates copyrights.