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EU court says links to illegal content can violate copyright

Thursday 8 September 2016 | 14:36 CET | News
The EU Court of Justice has ruled that posting of hyperlinks to illegally published content can be considered a copyright violation under certain circumstances. The case in question concerns the posting of links on the Dutch website GeenStijl to photos from the magazine Playboy, published by Sanoma, on a third-party website without authorisation from Sanoma. The EU Court notably disagreed with its advocate general's earlier opinion, saying that in certain circumstances hyperlinks could be considered 'communication to the public', a key criteria in determining whether a publication is

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