European Cases on Ordering ISPs to Block Certain Websites

In the last few months, Huťko noticed exponential rise of the cases that demanded access providers to render certain infringing websites inaccessible to its subscribers. The legal basis is usually national counterpart of the Art. 8(3) of the InfoSoc directive, which provides that “Member States shall ensure that rightholders are in a position to apply

Five Interesting & Quite New CJEU Cases

Some recent and interesting IT&IP cases from Luxemburg. Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique C‑439/09. This relatively unknown decision is actually one of the most important developments of the competition law when it comes to the internet. With AG prof. Mazák, Third Chamber of the Court of Justice held that Article 101(1) TFEU must be interpreted as meaning that, in

BGH & Two ISP Liability Cases

This week, Bundesgerichtshof decided two very interesting cases that both concern liability of internet service providers. The first, deals with liability of German domain name authority  – DENIC and second with liability of Google for the blog posts published by its users on blogging platform Blogger (the one that Huťko writes his posts on). In

Slovakia: Webhosting provider ordered to stop publishing certain infornation on the hosted website

On 19 of May 2011, District Court Bratislava II. („Okresný súd Bratislava II.“) issued preliminary injunction against well-known Slovak NGO Aliancia Fair-Play and its hosting provider Websupport, ordering them both to stop publishing certain information concerning Plaintif on the website www.znasichdani.sk (meaning „from our taxes“). Subjected website is a third sector project run by