by Mike Masnick
Wed, Jul 20th 2011 10:09pm
Qûr Tharkasdóttir alerts us to the news that an earlier court ruling in Italy, that placed liability on Yahoo for not magically knowing how to block all links that might lead to certain infringing material, has been overturned. Apparently, the higher court realized that applying such third party liability was crazy (Google translation from the original Italian. The translation is a bit funky, but it seems clear that the court recognized the basic problems of telling Yahoo it must automatically block all links that might lead to infringing movies based solely on the title of that movie. Chalk one up for common sense... though it's a shame it had to wait until an appeal to get the ruling right.
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