IP analysis: The Court of Justice has handed down a preliminary ruling on the compatibility of the Information Society Directive and the Enforcement Directive with national legislation that allows the owner of an internet connection used for copyright infringements through file sharing to avoid liability where they can name at least one family member who might have had access to that connection and pursuant to which there is no requirement to provide further details of timing and use. The court held such legislation to be incompatible with both directives.
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