Thursday, April 18, 2013
The UK high court has ruled that merely opening and browsing a webpage through a link is not a copyright infringement, holding that the page is merely temporary. The case is Public Relations Consultants Associations v. Newspaper Licencing Association.
However, the UK Supreme Court has also asked the European Court of Justice to examine the issue of the applicability of article 5.1 of the Directive 2001/29/EC of 22 May 2001 to "temporary copies made for the purpose of browsing by an unlicensed end-user." (see paragraph 38). More here from the Guardian.