Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday April 07, 2016

Linking To Pirated Content Is Not Copyright Infringement

The minute I read the headline I knew that this wasn't in the United States. How did I know that? Because if you so much as walk by a computer screen that once displayed a link to a site that may have had links to pirated content, you'll have a notice from the RIAA or MPAA in no time flat demanding money. Over here, linking to pirated content is, at the very least, considered aiding and abetting or an accessory to the crime. wink

Linking to pirated content that is already available to the public can not be seen as copyright infringement under the European Copyright Directive. This is the advice Advocate General Melchior Wathelet has sent to the EU Court of Justice, in what may turn out to be a landmark case.