The most popular car rental sites in Europe are getting hit by the European Commission’s latest anti-piracy measures.
In its latest anti for online piracy, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has banned all car rental websites and car lifts, but in a twist it also gives them a second chance to try and comply.
In a recent ruling the ECJ gave the two new car rental companies until September 25 to come up with a new, legally enforceable agreement.
They must then submit the new agreement by December 31.
A decision on the other side of the Atlantic is yet to be made.
The two companies have until September 10 to submit a new agreement.
If they do not, the Commission may extend the deadline for compliance.
“We hope that the companies will demonstrate to us that their new agreement is effective and fair and is in the public interest,” the ECG said.
The ECJ said it was “pleased” with the new deal, saying that the Commission had been doing its due diligence in ensuring the protection of consumer rights.
“The Commission’s proposal will be reviewed by a court of law and the Commission is in full compliance with the provisions of the European Consumer Protection Act,” the court said.
Car rental companies have had some trouble complying with the Commission’s anti-Piracy law, and in March 2016 a court in Switzerland ruled against them.
That case was brought by car rental company Sotheby’s International Realty, which said it would be forced to stop renting cars and lift services in the European Union.
In November 2016 the EC said it had decided to move on with a deal with a third car rental site, CarWerks.
The company has until September 1 to file a new car lease agreement.Sotheby