EU Protects ISP Member Info

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Aron Schatz
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July 19, 2007
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In regards to civil cases (which is what all this 'piracy' nonsense is about), the EU states that ISPs are not required to relinquish records of their members to outside entities. Looks like the RIAA is having a tough time this week... Arrrr.

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Copyright groups may not be able to demand that telecom companies hand over the names and addresses of people suspected of swapping music illegally online, a senior legal adviser to the EU's highest court said. Advocate General Juliane Kokott, advising the European Court of Justice, said Wednesday that EU law directs governments to resist the disclosure of personal data on Internet traffic in civil cases - unlike criminal cases, where compliance would be required.

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