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EU Court of Justice: hyperlinks to copyrighted content are legal, if both sites let users see it for free

14
Feb
2014

Its common practice for those of us who make our living on the internet to link out to other websites in the stories we publish — in fact, we here at Engadget consider it a necessary part of good reporting. In the EU, however, theres been some doubt as to whether such behavior constitutes copyright infringement. Thankfully, today the EU Court of Justice held that, as long as the source itself is freely accessible to the public, such hyperlinks dont run afoul of copyright law.

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