Following Belgian court decision, will ISPs begin to filter their networks for illicit music?

They might after a ruling in Belgium, where the local ISP, Scarlet (which was once part of Tiscali) has been given six months to begin filtering out infringing peer-to-peer content on its network. The court recommended that the ISP investigate Audible Magic, an audio fingerprinting application which dips into files as they are being transferred and tries to determine whether they are in fact copyrighted music; it can then block their transfer.
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,2123663,00.htmlAlso see:
be: Belgacom urged to block illegal music file sharing (Reuters)
Belgian music copyright group SABAM has written to Belgium’s dominant telecoms group Belgacom, urging it to commit to blocking or filtering illegal music file sharing, Belgian daily Le Soir reported on Saturday.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUKL1448081220070714

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