ECJ: no copyright infringement by cached files




The European Court of Justice has held that no copyright is violated. Mechanism with a browser cache The statement was made at the request of a British court.

In 2009 won the UK firm Meltwater Newspapart the licensing agency to court. Meltwater wanted to know what legal frameworks within an automated software program that can work indexes news. In doing so, the software include the browser cache and how a page is rendered on the screen.

The British High Court initially proposed that Meltwater would violate this method, allowing the use of a browser cache would be if the copyright holder has given. Priori not explicitly criminalize indirect copyright permission Ultimately, the judges decided to submit to the European Court of Justice in court. This has now ruled that a browser cache does not infringe copyright as a web browser cache mechanism.

The judges shall, in explanation of the verdict that a mechanism like a cache of temporary copies of web pages and elements are stored, technically more or less necessary to use web pages. However, the judges say it is permanently placing files in the browser cache may violate the copyrights.


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