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Tech giants including Google, Apple and Amazon will for the first time face rules governing their commercial relations with smaller businesses under a(...)

Granting copyright protection to hyperlinks would ‘essentially break the internet as we know it’,  Jakob Kucharczyk of the Computer and Communications Industry Association said in response to a European Court of Justice ruling yesterday which stipulated that websites were allowed to link to freely available content without asking permission of the copyright holder.

Websites can link to freely available online content without seeking permission from the copyright owner, the European Union’s highest court ha(...)