Monday, 9 June 2014

More Sanity

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/05/internet-users-cannot-be-sued-for-browsing-the-web-ecj-rules?CMP=twt_gu

"The court ruled that browsing and viewing articles online doesn't require authorisation from the copyright holder, settling a row between the PRCA, the industry body for Britain's PR industry, and the Newspaper Licensing Authority (NLA), which had raged for five years. The fight began in a copyright tribunal between media monitoring firm Meltwater and the NLA."

Yeh another ruling providing some sanity and clarity on these issues.

3 comments:

  1. I find it utterly bizarre that a UK court actually ruled differently. Seriously, they must have either been smoking something, senile, or just incompetent.

    It was just moronic.

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    1. Or lobbied by UK based entities.

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  2. Perhaps so, but I'd say then they are still either smoking something, senile or incompetent or perhaps I ought to add corrupt as well? They are not stupid so I'm not sure what else...

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