Case Law, Court of Human Rights, Ashby Donald v France, Copyright versus Freedom Expression

Publication Date:
26 January 2013
Dirk Voorhoof ,
Appeared in:
Inforrm's Blog


In the case of Ashby Donald and others v France (Judgment of 10 January 2013) the Court of Human Rights has, for the first time in a judgment on the merits, clarified that a conviction based on copyright law for illegally reproducing or publicly communicating copyright protected material can be regarded as an interference with the right of freedom of expression and information under Article 10 of the European Convention.