EU Top Court Says TV Streamer Is Illegal

Law360, New York (April 26, 2017, 7:34 PM EDT) -- The European Union's highest appeals court ruled Wednesday that the sale of devices that make it easy to stream pirated content on a television could violate European copyright law.

The Court of Justice of the European Union said the sale of devices that enable illegal content to be streamed "easily and for free on a television screen" would constitute the kind of "communication to the public" that is illegal under the bloc's Copyright Directive.

"The aim of the directive is to establish a high level of protection for authors," the court said in a summary reporting the ruling. "The concept of...

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