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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12306

30 July 2019
Contents Publication in full By article 15 / 21
COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EU / Intellectual property
Use of protected work in news report does not, in principle, require author's prior authorisation according to Court of Justice
Brussels, 29/07/2019 (Agence Europe)

The EU Court of Justice ruled on Monday 29 July in Case C-516/17 (Spiegel Online/Volker Beck) that the use of a protected work in a news report does not, in principle, require the author's prior authorisation.

In its judgment, the Court adds that the quotation of a work may be made by means of a hypertext link, “provided that the work cited, as it appears in a specific form, has previously been made accessible to the public with the authorisation of the copyright owner or under a...

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