Chloe Albanesius
February 16, 2012

A European court has ruled that social networks are not required to install filters to stop the sharing of copyrighted material.

The Luxembourg-based EU Court of Justice found that the installation of such filters would be too costly and complex and likely hamper the use of legitimate content.

The ruling comes after the Belgian Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers (SABAM) sued Belgium-based social network Netlog over the distribution of copyrighted material on Netlog profiles.

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