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EU court: Social networking sites can’t be compelled to monitor users for copyright breaches

By DON MELVIN and RAPHAEL SATTER

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court ruled Thursday that social networking sites cannot be compelled to install general filters to prevent the illegal trading of music and other copyrighted material.

The decision is a victory for operators of social networking sites in the EU, but a setback for those who seek to protect copyrighted material from being distributed without payment or permission.

It also comes as protests are growing in Europe against ACTA, the proposed international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which is meant to protect intellectual property rights.

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One Response

  1. dresposttel says:

    Информация актуальная.

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