Highest EU Court Considers Criminalizing Website Hyperlinks

EU CONSIDERS CRIMINALIZING WEBSITES HYPERLINKS

Mountain Republic

Social media, online journalism, blogs, web searches, comment sections could all be affected by ruling

Highest EU Court Considers Criminalizing Website Hyperlinks Image Credits: flickr, ben_grey

Adan Salazar | Infowars.com


The highest court in the European Union this week heard arguments which could impact the ability to link to content on the Internet.

Presiding over a case threatening the nature of the web as we know it, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) on Wednesday debated whether website hyperlinks to content which infringes copyright laws should be permitted.

The court heard arguments regarding the GS Media case, in which a popular Dutch blog site posted links to leaked photos on a separate file hosting site.

Arguing the central role hyperlinks play in the digital environment, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) wrote that linking to content freely available online should be legal and was already ruled on by the court in earlier cases.

“If this capacity…

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Posted on February 7, 2016, in Everyday Life. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Such a move would stifle the work we do in spreading and sharing information online.

    • I realized that is the main issue that needs to challenged. I am glad that You see the implications of this court decision as well. This decision is being made under the guise of protecting patents. It is being quietly decided with out the general public’s knowledge.
      Honey

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