CJEU says internet browsing does not infringe copyright


On 5 June 2014, the CJEU ruled that internet browsing does not infringe copyright. It said that browsing creates temporary copies of the relevant webpages and falls within the temporary copying exemptions in the InfoSoc Directive. This means that no infringement occurs and no copyright licence is required. However, downloading or printing a webpage creates a permanent copy of the underlying work so is likely to require a licence.