internet filtering

6 June 2012 at 10:45am
The Advocate General to the European Court has published his recommendation for the Court's response to questions raised in the long-running Belgian case of SABAM v Scarlet. In 2007 the Belgian court ordered the ISP Scarlet, at the request of the copyright enforcement society SABAM, to implement specific Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) systems to detect and prevent its users from exchanging copyrighted material on peer-to-peer networks.
29 April 2013 at 1:07pm
Nominet have published an interesting analysis of the legal issues around any possible process for suspending domains associated with criminal activity. This raises the rather worrying issue that the legal position is not clear if a registry is informed of unlawful conduct somewhere in their domain and decides that the evidence is not strong enough to justify them acting.
29 April 2013 at 1:08pm
I had a meeting with Ofcom this morning as part of their review of section 17 of the Digital Economy Act 2010. That section, if enabled by the Secretary of State, would allow courts to order a service provider “to prevent its service being used to gain access to [an Internet] location”.
6 June 2012 at 10:34am
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has today announced that Ofcom will be asked to review the practicality of the provisions in section 17 of the Digital Economy Act 2010 that might in future allow courts to order blocking of infringing sites.
13 August 2012 at 11:07am
The all-party parliamentary communications group (apComms) have published the results of their enquiry into various aspects of internet security - entitled "Can we keep our hands off the net?" - to which JANET provided written evidence earlier in the summer.
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