In an interpretative ruling on September 5, 2013, the Intellectual Property Office (“IPO”) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs expressed the view that a blog does not infringe on the reproduction rights or publication rights of a copyrighted work if the blog merely provides the website address for an audio/video platform website, allowing others to access such website and to view videos through a hyperlink in the blog, and if such blog otherwise does not incorporate the reproduced video as part of the blog’s contents. But if the blogger knows that the video was posted on the audio/video platform website without the author’s consent, then the blogger might be deemed an accomplice of or accessory to the infringer of the publication right.
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The Intellectual Property Office expressed the view that merely providing in a blog the website address for an audio/video platform website does not involve the reproduction of copyrighted materials
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