You Can’t Break Copyright By Looking at Something Online, Europe’s Top Court Rules

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By: David Meyer | GigaOM

Internet users who look at copyrighted material online aren’t breaking copyright by doing so, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared on Thursday.

Before you splutter “Well duh” at your screen, note that this judgement finally ends a very long-running and somewhat stupid legal debate over rights relating to online newspaper clippings.

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