– A Belgian court has referred a case set to determine whether ISPs can be
compelled to filter file-sharing traffic on their networks to the European
Court of Justice, TorrentFreak reported.

Belgian copyright society SABAM sued
Internet service provider Tiscali (now Belgacom’s Scarlet) several years ago,
asking a court to force Tiscali to use a filter from Audible Magic to screen
out file-sharing traffic.

However, a judge later reversed this ruling, after
confusion over the purported effectives of Audible Magic.

The Brussels Court of
Appeal last week took up the case, but instead referred the matter to the
European Court of Justice.


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