German ISP does not have to block foreign 'illegal' betting sites

Posted in: Legal & Security at 17/01/2012 17:24

A German internet service provider (ISP) does not have to block its customers from accessing foreign betting websites even if they are considered illegal in the country, according to reports.

The Administrative Court of Düsseldorf ruled that Deutsche Telekom did not have to block access to the sites, according to a translation from a report by German news website Spiegel Online. The district Government in Düsseldorf had requested the ISP block access to the sites because they were illegal under German law, but the court said the ISP did not have to act because it was not responsible for the content of the sites, the report said.
www.out-law.com/en/articles/2012/january-/german-isp-does-not-have-to-block-foreign-illegal-betting-sites/

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