Reply to post: Re: This is the ISP's job now is it?

BT, Sky, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin to appeal website blocking ruling

Adam 52 Silver badge

Re: This is the ISP's job now is it?

The point, I think, is that it's the ISPs job to block copyright infringement but not trademark I fringement, according to parliament. But the judge has ruled both, seemingly outside of his remit.

That makes sense in terms of legal precedence because the ISP is contributing to copyright violation by copying the bits in transit so should stop once notified. The trademark bit doesn't make sense because the ISP isn't contributing to the manufacture.

So I hope the judge is overturned. I also hope, possibly unpopularly, that the brand owners and Google/Bing form some form of voluntary "this site looks like a scam" register (or CC database) to warn people that they're buying counterfeit.

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