CJEU in #Svensson says that in general it is OK to hyperlink to protected works without permission
IPKat says ‘this morning the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its keenly awaited decision in Case C-466/12 Svensson […]: The owner of a website may, without the authorisation of the copyright holders, redirect internet users, via hyperlinks, to protected works available on a freely accessible basis on another site. This is so even if the internet users who click on the link have the impression that the work is appearing on the site that contains the link.’ This is potentially big news. Not so much for the torrent-site scenario, but for the NNI/NLI linking-to-newspaper-stories scenario.
(tags: ip svensson cjeu eu law pirate-bay internet web links http copyright linking hyperlinks)