Link Liability in German Law

MH - Washington. The German Supreme Court for Civil Matters ruled on the liability for external links in a decision published on January 5, 2016. It had announced its ruling in the matter I ZR 74/14 on June 18, 2015.

The parties had raised the issue whether or not using links on one's business website leads to liability for the allegedly unlawful content of the page linked to. A fairly novel issue is the obligation to examine links to external sites.

A physician had linked from his website to a site covering details about acupuncture treatments ...

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