Website blocking: effective remedy or infringement "plaster"?
The courts in various European jurisdictions disagree on the issue of blocking the websites by the access providers. Can intellectual property rights holders demand the website blocking as a remedy under current Union laws? And if so, does this remedy really help them in preventing any future infringements? Or is it just a "plaster" that stops the infringements for a while, but never solves the problem? In the article, these and related legal questions will be answered. Possible outcomes in the currently pending CJEU case UPC Telekabel Wien C-314/12 will be also discussed.