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EU court rules against media player links to pirated video

Wednesday 26 April 2017 | 15:13 CET | News
The Dutch anti-piracy group Brein has won a victory at the Court of Justice against the sale of media players offering access to illegal streaming content. The court found that the sale of a multimedia player, such as the 'Filmspeler' in the Brein case, is a 'communication to the public', as understood in the EU's copyright directive, making the seller liable for copyright protection. The Filmspeler allowed users to stream internet content to their TV sets. In addition to playing their own files, users could access integrated add-ons available on the internet that retrieved content from

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