Viewing copyright content on the Internet isn’t infringing, says UK Supreme Court

Posted On May 10, 2013
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The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Internet users who merely read or view copyright-protected webpages enjoy a temporary copying exception under European Union and United Kingdom law, and so do not need permission from rights holders.

However, as IP Watch reports, the court decided to ask the CJEU for a preliminary ruling so that “this critical point may be resolved in a manner which will apply uniformly across the European Union”.

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