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Court of Justice of the European Union 24 November 2011, Scarlet vs SABAM, C-70/10
Press statement and FAQ
Today the Court of justice of the European Union ruled that a proposed measure ordering an Internet service provider to install a system of filtering of all electronic communications and blocking certain content in order to protect intellectual property rights was in breach of European law.
This result is hugely important, as it protects the openness of the Internet. The alternative would have been a decision which would ultimately have put all European networks under permanent surveillance and filtering. This would have had major negative consequences for both fundamental rights and the online economy in Europe.
Responding to an intervention by EDRi (video, speech (PDF) at a hearing recently on attacks against computer systems, the European Parliament today adopted, by a large majority, a resolution on the upcoming EU/US summit stressing “the need to protect the integrity of the global internet and freedom of communication by refraining from unilateral measures to revoke IP addresses or domain names.”
In recent years, the United States has been increasingly using the fact that much of the Internet's infrastructure and key businesses are under US jurisdiction in order to impose sanctions on companies and individuals outside its jurisdiction.
EDRi and nopnr.org are pleased to invite you to a public workshop on the transfer, storage and processing of passenger name records (PNR) with a keynote speech by travel expert and human rights advocate Mr Edward Hasbrouck