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European Court of Justice positions the right to privacy above the rights of copyright holders

Cammaerts, Bart (2011) European Court of Justice positions the right to privacy above the rights of copyright holders. Media Policy Blog (15 Apr 2011). Website.

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Abstract

In one of its strongest statements to date concerning the tension between some fundamental human rights such as privacy and freedom of information and the private interests of copyright holders, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has unequivocally chosen the side of human rights. The ECJ was called upon by the Belgian courts in a dispute between the ISP scarlet and the copyright organization SABAM. Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón was adamant when stating:

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Collections > LSE Media Policy Blog
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 09:27
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2020 23:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78330

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