Unfortunately six images on our website have recently been "flagged" as copyright protected, a company that is specialized in searching the www for "illegal uploading of pictures" has sent us a letter this week. And a hefty fine as a conclusion. In fact the images were downloaded and uploaded on our web site (reproduced), if we copied the source-url and embedded the images in <img> and </img> that would be perfectly legal according to a EU law that we found:
https://www.charlotteslaw.nl/2014/10/em ... ag-nu-echtThe embedding in a website of a protected work which is publicly accessible on another website by means of a link using the framing technology … does not by itself constitute communication to the public within the meaning of [the EU Copyright directive] to the extent that the relevant work is neither communicated to a new public nor by using a specific technical means different from that used for the original communication.
Exceptions: only for web sites in the EU.
So if we take an image from Het Laatste Nieuws and copy it here this is allowed according to EU law:
But if we download the same image and upload it again, it is not allowed. As we "reproduce" the image.
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