internet filtering

6 June 2012 at 11:16am
After ruling last year on the balance between the rights of copyright holders, users and network providers, the European Court of Justice has now ruled on the same question applied to the case of a hosting provider, the social network Netlog.
6 June 2012 at 11:11am
There seems to be a shift in how Governments and rightsholders are looking to use Internet intermediaries, such as ISPs, to enforce Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on line.
6 June 2012 at 11:07am
The European Court of Justice has set some limits for the sorts of measures that ISPs can be compelled to implement to discourage copyright breach by their networks. Back in 2004 the Belgian rightsholder representative SABAM sought a court order requiring an ISP, Scarlet, to install devices on its network that inspected the content of peer-to-peer communications and blocked any that appeared to contain copyright music.
6 June 2012 at 11:05am
The latest judgment from the BT/Newzbin case sets out what BT will be required to do to prevent its users accessing the Newzbin2 website that an earlier case found to be breaching copyright.
6 June 2012 at 11:04am
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published an Opinion on the current Network Neutrality discussions, making the interesting point that blocking, filtering and traffic management activities may affect privacy as well as their more obvious impact on access to services.
6 June 2012 at 11:03am
I was struck by a recent suggestion from the Minister for Culture, Media and Sport that there could be “a cross-industry body, perhaps modelled on the Internet Watch Foundation [IWF], to be charged with identifying infringing websites against which action could be taken”.
29 April 2013 at 12:53pm
Nominet's Issue Group on dealing with domain names used in connection with criminal activity has published its draft recommendations, which seem reassuringly close to the JANET submission to the original request for comments.
29 April 2013 at 1:03pm
Last year's Digital Economy Act 2010 created a power (s.17) for a court to order a service provider to prevent access to a "location on the Internet" if that location was being used, or likely to be used, to infringe copyright. That power has not been brought into force and last January Ofcom were asked to report to the Government on whether such blocking could be effective. In the past week there have been two, apparently contradictory, developments.
13 August 2012 at 11:09am
Two recent news stories suggest that the importance of open Internet connectivity is gaining increasing international recognition.
29 April 2013 at 1:05pm
The Chief Executive of OFCOM, Ed Richards, gave evidence to the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee last week, in which he reported on progress on the copyright enforcement and web blocking parts of the Digital Economy Act 2010.
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