HCHR rules publishers are not liable for content of shared hyperlinks

The European Court of Human Rights (HCHR) ruled that publishers who share hyperlinks on the Internet cannot be held liable for the content of those hyperlinks. The HCHR found that a ruling in Hungary violated 444.hu‘s rights by holding it liable for the content reached through a hyperlink in a news article. Online content often uses electronic hyperlinks to substantiate or offer further information to readers. This judgement is considered a ‘breakthrough for Internet freedom‘.