Block the Filtering! A Critical Approach to the SABAM Cases
Revue Lamy Droit de l'Immateriel, November 2011
26 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2011 Last revised: 24 Dec 2013
Date Written: November 4, 2011
The Court of Justice of the European Union will soon rule on two “SABAM” cases that call for a system of filtering and blocking of electronic communications. If the Court authorizes such measures, its decision would have a considerable impact on the regulation of the Internet worldwide: The very filtering and blocking that is recommended would have many negative practical effects on legal, economic and social developments.
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