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Re: European court rules video embedding does not infringe copyright

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:44:16 -0400
Message-ID: <544E6850.7070007@oracle.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
Yes, it's a bit surprising and I suppose it applies to text as well.
So you could embed my whole blog and not infringe copyright.
There is no explicit mention of attribution.
All the best, Ashok

On 10/27/2014 11:03 AM, Sergey Konstantinov wrote:
> Well,
>
> that's, of course, is a very significant decision but exactly in opposite to our "Right to Link" sense.
>
> Court stated that embedding doesn't violate copyright *as long as it’s not altered or communicated to a new public*. That's exactly the position I presented at our April F2F: copyright owners have exclusive right to communicate to public, and any action that makes a work available to broader audience (including linking) *is* a copyright violation.
>
> 27.10.2014, 17:52, "Noah Mendelsohn" <nrm@arcanedomain.com>:
>> I have not read (nor am I qualified to interpret) the original ruling, but
>> according to the article at [1]
>>
>> "The Court of Justice of the European Union handed down a landmark verdict
>> this week. The Court ruled that embedding copyrighted videos is not
>> copyright infringement, even if the source video was uploaded without
>> permission."
>>
>> This seems to relate directly to the TAG's long running interest in the
>> legal impediments to linking and embedding.
>>
>> Noah
>>
>> [1]
>> http://torrentfreak.com/embedding-copyright-infringement-eu-court-rules-141025/
> --
> Sergey Konstantinov
> Yandex Maps API Development Team Lead
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