Web-blocking in Austria – law with the law taken out

Following the European Court of Justice ruling on the UPC Telekabel v Constantin in April 2014, Austrian internet access providers have started “blocking” several websites. In the case in question, the Court established that an injunction may be imposed on an internet access provider (ISP) “prohibiting an internet service provider from allowing” its customers access to a website “when that injunction does not specify the measures which that access provider must take”.

Country: Austria

Domains: IG

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: European Charter of Fundamental Rights, digital rights, ISP, injunction, Internet, blocking

Posted on Wednesday 22 October 2014

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