Sunday, August 05, 2007

European Union Courts Advised That ISP's Are Not Required to Turn Over Subscriber Info to Record Companies in Civil Cases

Reuters reported several weeks ago as follows. A tip of the hat to John Newlin for bringing it to my attention:

Music file-sharers get boost in top EU court
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:34AM BST

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Telecoms companies in Europe are not required to hand over information on clients believed to be running music-sharing websites in civil cases, an adviser to the European Union's top court said on Wednesday.

The case was brought by a Spanish music and audiovisual association after telecoms provider Telefonica refused to hand over the names and addresses ......

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1 comment:

StephenH said...

I think this is good! I think the music industry should not have unlimited spying powers!