Social Media Co. Can't Be Forced To Police IP Violations: ECJ

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 2:00 PM EST) -- The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday that a social networking company cannot be forced to install a filtering system in order to prevent the unauthorized use of copyrighted material.

The ruling by the EU's highest court sided with Netlog NV, after it was sued in a Belgian court by SABAM, a Belgian association of authors, composers and publishers demanding that Netlog immediately cease making available musical or audio-visual works from SABAM’s repertoire and to pay a penalty of €1000 ($1,310) for each day of delay...
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