engine - 5:02 pm on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
EU Court Rules Against Anti-Piracy Filtering System
A social network cannot be required to install an anti-piracy filtering system, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.
Belgian music royalty collecting firm SABAM wanted the social network Netlog to stop users infringing copyright.
But the court said the filtering required would contravene rights to freedom of business, personal data and freedom of information.
The judgement could have consequences for similar cases across the EU.