SABAM v Netlog: CJEU resists filtering obligations for social networks by Mark Owen and Shireen Peermohamed (Harbottle & Lewis)

SABAM v Netlog: CJEU resists filtering obligations for social networks, by Mark Owen, IT & IP partner, and Shireen Peermohamed, IP partner, with Harbottle & Lewis

As clouds continue to gather around ACTA and other attempts to control online use of copyright works, today’s ruling from the European Court provides a useful illustration of the practical challenges enforcement poses. In the case, a Belgian social network, Netlog, was challenging a Belgian Court Order that it should stop making certain musical works available. The claimant, a collecting society, sued because users of the Netlog service were sharing copyrighted musical works through their profiles.

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