Calls for ISPs to curb illegal file sharing rejected by E.U. court

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PARIS — The highest court in the European Union said Thursday that Internet service providers could not be required to monitor their customers’ online activity to filter out the illegal sharing of music and other copyrighted material.

The ruling, by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, is a setback for a Belgian group representing music copyright owners, which had sought tougher measures to crack down against online file sharing. The organization, Sabam, had sued a Belgian Internet provider, Scarlet Extended, saying its customers were illegally sharing music files.

Full Story: E.U. Court Rejects Call for I.S.P.’s to Curb Illegal File Sharing