Thursday, February 25, 2021

EFF video mentions copyright case in Canada involving hyperlinks


Ottawa, 2019

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Effector video mentions the virtual forum on copyright for content creators Feb 26 at 10 AM PST.

But it also mentions an important case in British Columbia where linking to an article critical of university surveillance of students during the pandemic created a copyright infringement liability, at least under 2018 Canadian or British Columbia law.  There was a case in the US (NYState) described here Feb 17m 2018 undermining the so-called server rule.

 Joe Mullin has a detailed story on EFF about this SLAPP lawsuit. 

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