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Online news publishers can be held responsible for defamation regardless of business model, CJEU confirms

Online news publishers can be held responsible for defamatory comments or other illegal material on their websites regardless of what business model they adopt, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has confirmed. 15 Sep 2014

CJEU defines works of parody and rules that rights holders' interests must be considered

Copyright owners can demand that their material is disassociated from works of parody that convey a discriminatory message, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled. 04 Sep 2014

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