4:53 PM ET Mon, 25 Feb 2018 | 00:29:03 The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the U.K.’s law that requires websites to take down links to copyrighted material and made a key ruling on the legality of social media, which could impact the way the internet is used by users around the world.
The ruling in a case called The Internet Is Not a Public Utility says the U,K.
law “must be struck down,” and it’s “not a necessary step” to the U’s copyright reform.
The case was brought by British copyright owner EMI in 2015, when the law was enacted.
The court ruled that EMI and its American owners did not have the right to prevent the removal of links to the music of R&B singer Justin Timberlake, who is a major star in the U U.k. and whose music is featured on many of the site’s content.
The decision was a major blow to the rights of British citizens, who have been using the internet to distribute music for years.
The U,Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which governs Britain, had argued that the law did not cover the internet and that the U had no jurisdiction over it.
But the Supreme Court said in its ruling Monday that EMA and its U.
Kingdom were entitled to their own jurisdiction.
“We have long held that there is no right to regulate the use of the internet, and the courts have consistently recognized that,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote.
He said the U should be allowed to set its own rules for how it regulates the internet.
“This case should serve as a warning that the government’s efforts to regulate and control the internet will be defeated if the courts are not willing to step up to the plate,” Breyer said.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which helped bring the case, hailed the ruling.
“It’s a victory for free speech, and it also gives the government more tools to crack down on illegal copyright infringement,” said Jennifer Lynch, staff attorney at the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project.
The Supreme Court’s decision “opens the door to even more chilling and invasive laws like this in the future,” Lynch said.
“Now that the court has found the UK.’
EMI, which is based in London, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”
It is unfortunate that the courts will be used as a weapon to suppress the freedom of expression on the internet,” Lynch added.
EMI, which is based in London, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.