European Court Supports Linking to Infringing Content

Hyperlinking to unauthorized content may not be an infringement of copyright, according to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), but conditions do apply. The CJEU ruled that it is not an infringement of copyright to hyperlink to work published online without the copyright owner’s consent, as long as the link was not posted for profit and the linker did not have knowledge that the work was originally published illegally.