Court holds Belgian ISP responsible for file-sharing

A court has ruled that the Belgian ISP Scarlet Extended is responsible for blocking illegal file-sharing on its network, setting a precedent that could affect other ISPs in Europe, according to a recording industry group. One legal expert doubted that claim, however.
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/07/05/ISP-responsible-for-file-sharing_1.htmlAlso see:
Belgium judge orders ISP to clean up network
A Belgian legal victory by authors and composers means that the country’s third-largest ISP has six months to clean up its networks of copyright infringing material distributed by P2P. The long-running case was brought by the Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers (SABAM) against ISP Scarlet, formerly Tiscali and the third largest operator in Belgium.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/05/belgium_p2p_isp/Belgian ISP told to block file-sharing in landmark case
An internet service provider in Belgium must screen traffic for music piracy, a court has ruled in a decision which overturns conventional thinking on how two major European directives relate to one another.
http://out-law.com/page-8239Belgischer Provider muss Inhalte filtern
Nach einem Urteil eines belgischen Gerichts muss der Internet-Anbieter Scarlet Extended [früher Tiscali] künftig urheberrechtlich geschützte, nicht lizenzierte Inhalte in seinem Netzwerk filtern und blockieren. Die Tonträgerindustrie reagiert erfreut. Heimische Provider glauben nicht, dass das Urteil hält.
http://futurezone.orf.at/it/stories/205123/

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