[PCPro.co.uk] EU legal adviser rules piracy web blocking illegal

Blocking websites to prevent unlawful downloads of music and films could be illegal itself, according to the European Court of Justice's Advocate General.

The installation of that filtering and blocking system is a restriction on the right to respect for the privacy of communications and the right to protection of personal data, both of which are rights protected under the Charter of Fundamental Rights,” Cruz Villalón to the ECJ.

"The advocate general's conclusions make clear that asking internet service providers to police their networks to enforce copyright runs counter to fundamental rights,” said Jérémie Zimmermann, spokesperson for internet liberties group La Quadrature.

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