Copyright vs Freedom of Expression Judgment

Publication Date:
22 January 2013
Author(s):
Dirk Voorhoof ,
Appeared in:
ECHR Blog

Abstract

For the first time in a judgment on the merits, the European Court of Human Rights has 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. Such interference must be in accordance with the three conditions enshrined in the second paragraph of Article 10 of the Convention.

Link

http://echrblog.blogspot.be/2013/01/copyright-vs-freedom-of-expression.html