ECJ to decide on online linking to content without copyright holder’s consent

The Dutch Supreme Court recently delivered its ruling in the GeenStijl/Sanoma case with two important decisions: regarding copyright and freedom of speech as equal fundamental rights that should be weighed against each other, and referring some preliminary questions to the European Court of Justice, and the answers may have a major impact on the internet landscape.

The decision is available here.


Country: Netherlands

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: online linking to content, freedom of speech, copyright, fundamental rights, Netherlands, court decision

Posted on Monday 11 May 2015

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