German Court Gives Website Blocking Powers To ISPs

The Latest Insights from International Online Marketing

A German court has ruled that the blocking of websites is permissible in certain circumstances. The ruling said that internet providers are obliged to block access to websites that contain content that infringes copyright, if the owners of the pirate website cannot be contacted. A spokesperson from the German collection society GEMA commented on the ruling, saying: “Finally we have legal clarity on the permissibility of blocking access to websites illegally offering copyrighted music works on a massive scale. This is a major step forward in the fight against Internet piracy.” Website blocking is legal in Europe, according to the European Court of Justice, although it is down to national courts to decide the exact law in each country. The German ruling now brings it more in line with other European countries. 

The Movers And Shakers - Moving And Shaking

Search and discover everything we've reported on certain brands or industry topics. Follow the trends right before your eyes - and in the blink of eye you know.
Select Country

Individual BASIC

Free

Video Briefings,Catch Up TV
10 per month
Language Guides,Country Guides,How To Guides
2 per month
eLearning,eLearning Course,Quizzes
2 per month
Tools,Webcertain Events
Not Available
Lists,Benchmarks
Not Available
Access to Webcertain video Tutors.Extra fee applicable
Not Available
Access to Customised courses and Examinations.
Not Available
Attendance at Webcertain.TV Connect Events per year
Not Available
Subscribe

Individual PREMIUM

£25

per
month
Cancel Anytime
Video Briefings,Catch Up TV
Unlimited
Language Guides,Country Guides,How To Guides
Unlimited
eLearning,eLearning Course,Quizzes
Unlimited
Tools,Webcertain Events
Not Available
Lists,Benchmarks
Not Available
Access to Webcertain video Tutors.Extra fee applicable
Not Available
Access to Customised courses and Examinations.
Not Available
Attendance at Webcertain.TV Connect Events per year
1 per month
Subscribe

Team GLOBAL

£95

per
month
(up to5 users ) - additional users12.00
Video Briefings,Catch Up TV
Unlimited
Language Guides,Country Guides,How To Guides
Unlimited
eLearning,eLearning Course,Quizzes
Unlimited
Tools,Webcertain Events
Unlimited
Lists,Benchmarks
Unlimited
Access to Webcertain video Tutors.Extra fee applicable
Unlimited
Access to Customised courses and Examinations.
Unlimited
Attendance at Webcertain.TV Connect Events per year
3 per month
Subscribe