ECJ decision on hyperlinks to illegal content after image leak

European Union

Posting a hyperlink to a website that contains copyright-protected content (eg, a film or a photo, a text) may infringe the copyright owner’s fundamental right. In GS Media v Sanoma Media, Playboy and Britt Dekker, the European Court of Justice has decided whether posting a hyperlink to illegal content constitutes a “communication to the public”.

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