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Limited Liability for hyperlinks
posted by mpawlo on Saturday June 12, @02:30PM
from the germany dept.
News Stephan Ott writes "Last year the highest German civil court found that deep links are legal (text of decision). This year, the court once again stressed the importance of hyperlinks and provided a long awaited decision on the liabilty for hyperlinks to illegal content:  As long as it is not obvious that the linked-to-site is involved in illegal activities, website operators are protected by the freedom of press or opinion and may not be held liable for providing hyperlinks. The decision generated a lot of buzz in Germany and abroad. German news sources welcome the verdict as necessary limitation of the liability of website operators. "

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