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EU Court Rules ISPs Cannot Be Forced To Block Copyrighted Content
2011-11-26 05:50:20

Content owners cannot force Internet service providers to filter or block copyright-infringing material, including programs and websites that allow users to illegally download music or other files, according to a ruling handed down by the European Court of Justice Thursday. According to Mark Brown of Wired.co.uk, the ruling, handed down by the EU's highest court, ends a court battle that started seven years ago. In 2004, Belgian music rights firm SABAM learned that users of a local ISP,...

2008-07-07 06:00:16

By James Kanter David Ferguson once played in a seminal art-rock band in Britain, but much of the money for his house and his son's education came from writing music for a children's television program, "Moondial," which has been rebroadcast many times over. "I guess you could say it was my equivalent of having a smash hit record," said Ferguson, who is 55. "I never knew 'Moondial' was showing in so many different countries, but still I made money." Ferguson and thousands of composers...

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