Magazine article Screen International

MPA Welcomes EU Court Decision

Magazine article Screen International

MPA Welcomes EU Court Decision

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Verdict confirms that blocking infringing sites is a proportionate and valid measure to be implemented by ISPs.

The MPA has welcomed the verdict from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on blocking infringing sites.

Today's verdict confirmed that blocking infringing sites is a proportionate and valid measure to be implemented by ISPs, and is an important milestone in the creative industries' efforts to curb online piracy.

The CJEU's decision sets a clear legal framework across the EU and it has also re-confirmed that intermediaries in general are best placed to tackle copyright infringement.

Chris Marcich [pictured], president and managing director of the MPA EMEA, commented: "Today's verdict means that rightsholders will continue to have the ability to secure balanced website blocking orders from national courts across the EU to address infringing sites. …

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