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Good News for European Pirates

Good News for European Pirates

Do you live in the European Union? Do you share copyrighted music or other files over the Internet illegally? Congratulations! You can keep pirating that music without having to worry about your Internet service provider monitoring your file sharing activity and filtering out the illegal data. The highest court in the EU ruled this past week that Internet service providers cannot be required to police their own consumers’ use of the Web by applying over-inclusive filters for an indefinite period of time at the provider’s expense. So just like Captain Jack Sparrow, you may have once again escaped the authorities . . . for now.

Christopher Hopkins

Chris Hopkins is currently a 2L at Fordham University School of Law. He recieved a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Miami University followed by a M.S. in mechanical engineering with a focus in dynamics, vibrations and controls from The Ohio State University. Chris hopes to pursue a career in private equity and/or venture capital law with an emphasis on emerging technology or alternative energy industries.