Web blocking could be illegal, says top EU legal adviser

ISPs blocking and filtering internet traffic to prevent unauthorised downloads of software, music and films may be illegal, one of Europe’s top legal advisers has said.Belgian courts were wrong to force an ISP to block its users from sending copyright-infringing content, as doing so was incompatible with EU laws on privacy, data protection and freedom of information, advocate general Pedro Cruz Villalón told the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Thursday.

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