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Leading Internet Case Law

LIABILITY: Landmark UK Supreme Court decision rules in favour of ISPs

Cartier International AG and others (Respondents) v. British Telecommunications Plc and another (Appellants), UKSC 2016/0159, UK Supreme Court, judgment of 13 June 2018

In the long-awaited judgment in this case, BT and EE’s appeal that they should not have to bear the costs of complying with website blocking injunctions was unanimously upheld by the UK Supreme Court. The case represents a landmark victory for internet service providers (‘ISPs’) and provides clarity on where the costs of implementing website blocking injunctions fall.

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