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UK Supreme Court rules ISPs shouldn’t pay blocking order costs

Patrick Wingrove, London


In Cartier v BT, the court rules internet service providers are “innocent intermediaries” that do not have to bear the costs of blocking access to websites making infringing goods available for sale

Internet service providers shouldn’t pay blocking order costs, the UK Supreme Court ruled today.

In its judgment of Cartier v BT (UKSC 2016/0159), the court overruled the first instance and appeal decisions and said internet service providers (ISPs) did...


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