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EU court AG finds hyperlinks not copyright violation

Thursday 7 April 2016 | 13:17 CET | News
Posting a hyperlink to images online that violate copyright is not in itself an act of infringement, according to the opinion of the EU Court of Justice's advocate general. The case in question concerns the posting of links on the Dutch website GeenStijl to copyright-protected photos from the magazine Playboy, published by Sanoma, on a third-party website. The Dutch High Court asked for the EU court's opinion on whether placing the hyperlinks could be considered copyright infringement, noting that the links provided by GeenStijl made it easier to locate the infringing images online. According

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