Commentary

226 Web browsing, hypertext links and framing

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
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226 Web browsing, hypertext links and framing

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226 Web browsing, hypertext links and framing

As mentioned above1, the ECJ has ruled that ordinary web browsing does not infringe copyright. This was in a case referred by the UK Supreme Court, as to whether Internet browsing comes within the exemption from the reproduction right provided in Article 5(1) of the Information Society Directive (2001/29/EC), which permits temporary acts of reproduction that meet certain conditions.

The storage of material in a common computer language throughout the Internet readily enables the owner of a website to link material from another website anywhere in the world to his own site. This material

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