European copyright ruling ushers in new dark era for hyperlinks

posted by
September 11, 2016
Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Jeremy Malcolm  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"In a case which threatens to cause turmoil for thousands if not millions of websites, the Court of Justice of the European Union decided today that a website that merely links to material that infringes copyright, can itself be found guilty of copyright infringement, provided only that the operator knew or could reasonably have known that the material was infringing. Worse, they will be presumed to know of this if the links are provided for 'the pursuit of financial gain.'" (09/08/16)  

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