Scarlet, SABAM and the proportionality or otherwise of website blocking #DEAPPG

Some of you will have been following the progress of the Scarlet/Sabam case that is currently being dealt with by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Scarlet, a Belgian ISP (now owned by Belgacom but a small independent at the time the case was started in 2007) was ordered by a national court to implement […]

Irish Judge denies Rights Holders 3 strikes injunction against ISP UPC

THE HIGH COURT COMMERCIAL [2009 No. 5472 P] BETWEEN EMI RECORDS (IRELAND) LIMITED, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT IRELAND LIMITED, UNIVERSAL MUSIC IRELAND LIMITED, WARNER MUSIC IRELAND LIMITED AND WEA INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED PLAINTIFFS AND UPC COMMUNICATIONS IRELAND LIMITED DEFENDANT JUDGMENT of Mr. Justice Charleton delivered on the 11th day of October, 2010 I’ve never read a High […]

EUROISPA paper on Online Child Exploitation

EUROISPA has published a position paper on online child exploitation. The paper contains three key arguments: 1. Full support for professionally operated hotline: Governments should concentrate on developing a clear legal and judicial framework. The public must play an essential role in the reporting to the police or local hotlines of suspected child sexual abuse […]