Advocate General Wants To Protect Music Sharers

Law360, New York (July 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Advocate General to the European Court of Justice has advised the court to rule against forcing Internet service providers to turn over information about customers who may be infringing copyrights by illegally downloading music, in an opinion likely to carry weight heavily with the court in its upcoming decision in the case.

Advocate General Julian Kokott told the court on Thursday that telecom companies and ISPs should not be required to provide customer information in civil copyright infringement cases. Though the court is not required...
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