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14 October 2018

Implications of Reposting Copyright Material Online and Svensson Distinguished in CJEU Judgment: Land Nordrhein-Westfalen v Dirk Renckhoff (Case C-161/17) EU:C:2018:634

Saw Cheng Lim

Published on e-First 14 October 2018

Abstract:
This comment considers the CJEU’s recent decision in Land Nordrhein-Westfalen v Dirk Renckhoff (Case C-161/17) EU:C:2018:634, concerning the legality of reposting copyright-protected material on the Internet. Notably, the earlier decision of the CJEU in Svensson – which was a case on hyperlinking and although cited fairly extensively in argument – was carefully distinguished on the facts.