Are hyperlinks covered by the right to communicate works to the public? The Svensson case
C-466/12 Nils Svensson and Others v Retriever Sverige AB (13 February 2014)
On February 13, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down its long-awaited judgment in C-466/12 Svensson and Others v Retriever Sveriege. The Court of Justice found that hyperlinks to open websites were not a communication to a new public. It also concluded that the Information Society Directive (2001/21) provides a complete harmonization of the communication to the public right.