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John Lemke

Hyperlink with care, website owners urged :: Freelance UK - 0 views

  • Website owners should use hyperlinks carefully, such as by checking they are not linking to subscription-only content and that the terms of the site linked to permit such an action.
  • Under the directive, right holders have the power to control the online communication to the public of their works – the so called "communication to the public right".
  • “The door was left open to find the right infringed where for example the hyperlinks point to material only available via a subscription.
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  • The court also did not address
  • if the website linked to expressly prohibited links or required prior permission in its website terms and conditions or what if these terms prohibited commercial re-use.
    Sad that we have to worry about sending other sites traffic.
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