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In Europe, Embedding Is Not Copyright Infringement

In Europe, Embedding Is Not Copyright Infringement

This week, the European Court of Justice handed down a landmark ruling concerning copyright infringement and embedded videos.  The Court of Justice ruled that embedding copyrighted videos does not infringe on a copyright holder’s copyright, even if the video was uploaded without the owner’s consent.  The Court of Justice found that “embedding in a website of a protected work which is publicly accessible on another website … does not by itself constitute communication to the public.”  This ruling means that European Internet users cannot be held accountable for embedding copyrighted videos and images from public websites onto their own web pages.

Dennis Ryan

Dennis Ryan is a second-year student at Fordham University School of Law and a staff member of the Fordham University School of Law Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal. His interest in intellectual property stems from working as an audio engineer at WFUV during college and writing and recording his own music.