Website Blocking Injunctions to Prevent Copyright Infringements: Proportionality and Effectiveness

Posted: 5 Mar 2018

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

The most recent addition to intermediary liability law is the jurisdiction to award injunctions against intermediaries to block internet access in order to prevent online copyright infringements. This article identifies and analyses the limits on the new statutory jurisdiction to grant no-fault injunctions. In particular, it examines the potential role of the proportionality principle, as applied under European Union ('EU') law, to set appropriate limits on the award of blocking orders.

Keywords: copyright injunctions proportionality

Suggested Citation

Lindsay, David F., Website Blocking Injunctions to Prevent Copyright Infringements: Proportionality and Effectiveness (2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3129812

David F. Lindsay (Contact Author)

UTS: Law ( email )

15 Broadway Ultimo
PO Box 123
Sydney, NSW 2007
Australia

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