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ECJ Rules Courts Cannot Order ISPs to Block File Sharing

The European Court of Justice has issued a crucial ruling on Internet freedoms, concluding that national courts are not permitted to order ISPs to block file sharing activities. The court stated that “the filtering system would also be liable to infringe the fundamental rights of its customers, namely their right to protection of their personal data and their right to receive or impart information, which are rights safeguarded by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU.”

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous - the mighty says:

    I`ll say it once again…
    The inevitable march of progress naturally trumps every stupid attempt to declare that some information is illegal, or that some information is `property`, or that citizens must be required to know which plugins or apps are illegal, what sites and services are illegal, what content is illegal (BEFORE they download it!), on penalty of losing their internet connection.

    Progress will trump all of that nonsense, and maybe, first, all of the dozens of ways you can surf anonymously, freenet, TOR, FON, starbucks, the library, municipal wifi, the neighbour`s wifi, virtual private networks (except hidemyass.com of course, ha ha!!), proxies, remailers, etc. etc. etc…

    As free thinking people move toward being anonymous, government agents will come to see that so called information crimes can`t be solved anyway, so they`ll stop trying.

  2. Occupy Anonymous says:

    You’ve said it exactly
    The Occupyers should go home and become anonymous. You can’t get evicted from anonymous.