| Commentary

162 Website blocking injunctions

| Commentary

162 Website blocking injunctions

The Information Society Directive1 introduced the communication to the public right2, to take account of the way in which copyright works were increasingly forming a part of online services and to provide rights holders with the exclusive right to control this form of exploitation of their works. The Directive also reflected the scope for infringement of the right and the need to provide adequate and appropriate remedies. It specifically pointed out that:

‘the services of intermediaries may increasingly be used by third parties for infringing activities. In many cases such intermediaries are best placed to bring such

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