Do the e-Commerce Directive and "innnocent carrier" status still have any meaning?

Publicity for the recent Austrian case regarding TOR  caused me to ponder whether the e-commerce directive still has any meaning. One the one hand we have market leaders touting for business across the EU without giving any physical contact details (how do you contact Paypal otehr than over the Internet?) on the other we have law cases (under both Common and Roman law) which appear to void the claims to innocent carrier status of those who know the status of that which they transmit (because their business models require this). 

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