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Filtering for Copyright Enforcement in Europe after the Sabam Cases


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)

April 8, 2013

European Intellectual Property Review, Forthcoming

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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

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


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Date posted: April 23, 2013  

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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

Contact Information

Stefan Kulk
Utrecht University - Centre for Intellectual Property Law ( email )
Janskerkhof 12
Utrecht, 3512 BL
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://www.cier.nl
Utrecht University School of Law (the Netherlands) ( email )
3508 TC Utrecht
Utrecht
Netherlands
Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius (Contact Author)
University of Amsterdam - IViR Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )
Amsterdam
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://www.ivir.nl/medewerkerpagina/zuiderveenborgesius?lang=en
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