All Danish ISPs will block content on single court order under proposed code
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 22/06/2012 14:22
Internet service providers (ISPs) and copyright holders in Denmark have agreed on a framework that would see all ISPs in the country block access to copyright-infringing content if one of the providers is ordered to do so by a court.
The Danish Ministry of Culture said that it would work with ISPs and rights holders groups to develop a new "written Code of Conduct" that would "formalise" the agreement on content blocking.
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Danish ISPs Agree to Move in Concert to Block Rights-infringing Content [IDG]
Danish ISPs have agreed that if one service provider is ordered by a court to block a website or copyrighted content, all ISPs will do the same, the Danish Ministry of Culture announced on Wednesday. Licensees only have to take legal action against one service provider to get a country-wide blockade.
The telecom industry agreed with rights holders that all service providers will respect a final decision by a court when the court orders a block on customers' access to an illegal service, said Astrid Haug, chief press officer of the Danish Ministry of Culture on Friday. To formalize this agreement the rights holders and the service providers will sign a code of conduct, she added.