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It is ok to browse; no copyright infringment

Written by Michael Coyle on 07 June 2014

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There was little for the ECJ to get excited about, and it felt it did not need to obtain an Advocate General's opinion on the question. This of course is an option for the ECJ where it considers that a case raises no new point of law (Article 20, Protocol (No 3). In any event the law regarding Article 5(1) was heard largely in the Infopaq, Infopaq II and the Premier League cases.

So what is the answer?

Making temporary copies of a web page on your screen as you browse the internet would not infringe the copyright in the material on the web page.

MJC

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