LUXEMBOURG, June 22 (Reuters) - Europe's top court on
Tuesday said that Google's YouTube and other online
platforms are not liable for copyright-infringing works uploaded
by users onto their platforms under certain conditions.
"As currently stands, operators of online platforms do not,
in principle, themselves make a communication to the public of
copyright-protected content illegally posted online by users of
those platforms," the EU Court of Justice said.
"However, those operators do make such a communication in
breach of copyright where they contribute, beyond merely making
those platforms available, to giving access to such content to
the public," judges said.
The cases are C-682/18 YouTube and C-683/18 Cyando.
(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; Editing by Alex Richardson)