Svensson and others v Retriever Sverige AB – WLR Daily

Posted February 17th, 2014 in copyright, EC law, internet, law reports by sally

Svensson and others v Retriever Sverige AB (Case C-466/12); [2014] WLR (D) 67

‘Under article 3(1) of Parliament and Council Directive 2001/29/EC of the of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society, the provision on a website of hyperlinks to works freely available on another website did not constitute an “act of communication to the public”. Article 3(1) precluded a member state from giving wider protection to copyright holders by laying down that the concept of communication to the public included a wider range of activities than those referred to in the article.’

WLR Daily, 13th February 2014