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Filtering for Copyright Enforcement in Europe after the Sabam Cases

European Intellectual Property Review, Forthcoming

7 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2013  

Stefan Kulk

Utrecht University - Centre for Intellectual Property Law; Utrecht University School of Law (the Netherlands)

Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius

University of Amsterdam - IViR Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Date Written: April 8, 2013

Abstract

Sabam, a Belgian collective rights management organisation, wanted an internet access provider and a social network site to install a filter system to enforce copyrights. In two recent judgments, the Court of Justice of the European Union decided that the social network site and the internet access provider cannot be required to install the filter system that Sabam asked for. Are these judgments good news for fundamental rights? This article argues that little is won for privacy and freedom of information.

Keywords: Sabam, Scarlet, copyright, intellectual property, enforcement, data protection, privacy, freedom of speech, filtering, deep packet inspection

Suggested Citation

Kulk, Stefan and Zuiderveen Borgesius, Frederik J., Filtering for Copyright Enforcement in Europe after the Sabam Cases (April 8, 2013). European Intellectual Property Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2170204

Stefan Kulk

Utrecht University - Centre for Intellectual Property Law ( email )

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Utrecht University School of Law (the Netherlands) ( email )

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Utrecht
Netherlands

Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - IViR Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Amsterdam
Netherlands

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