Category: Internet blocking

Web-blocking and copyright protection: the European court sets the limits

 Court of Justice of the European Union has finally determined the limits under which national courts can require ISPs (Internet access providers) to block access to websites in order to prevent or impede copyright infringements. The decision of the Court (Judgment in Case C‑314/12…

Europe suggests more restrictions for web-blocking

The Attorney General of the Court of Justice Cruz Villalón has rendered an opinion regarding the compatibility of web-blocking measures with EU law (here the press release). This opinion is expected to warm-up the never-ending debate how to tackle piracy in the internet. In…

The eyes of Brussels over the online copyright reform in Italy

The European Commission is soon to deliver an opinion about a proposal of Italian regulator AGCOM regarding the enforcement of copyright rules in the Internet. The proposed measures were notified to Brussels in September and the standstill period is due to expire on December…

Fight against online paedo-pornography: to-do and not-to-do list

A case of web-blocking occurred in Italy is re-opening the discussion about what should be done in order to fight efficiently and definively child-pornography in the Internet. Yesterday 14 February 2013 the Italian police imposed the block of the domain name 25.media.tumblr.com, an archive…