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Sep 9, 2016

The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Briefing: EU Ruling in Play Boy Linking Case, Zayn Malik andRio paralympics

EU ruling in Playboy linking case, Zayn Malik and Rio Paralympics

This summer has been a busy one for the EU and regulation of the web. In the European Court of Justice’s latest ruling, it has found that a gossip and news site in the Netherlands should not be allowed to post links to some nude images destined for the Dutch edition of Playboy.
Though significant, it does not seem likely to have immediate implications for the media. Legal means have so far proved less effective than new products at curbing privacy, and despite arguments that the ruling constrains freedom of information, few news organisations would link to copyrighted content in this way anyway.
Yet as merely the latest in a string of interventions in the complex relationship between media and the web its another indicator that the EU will, for the time being at least, have a big role to play in dictating the terms under which publishers and other content producers operate.

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