The EU Court of Justice announced in 2014 that it doesn't see linking to a publicly available website as a form of copyright infringement. Now, its Advocate General, Melchior Wathelet, says linking to a website doesn't break the law even if it hosts copyrighted content without the express permission of its rightful owner. The Dutch court sought Wathelet's opinion for a case wherein a local blog called GeenStijl linked out to websites hosting a collection of leaked Playboy photos. GeenStijl originally posted a link to a file-sharing service URL where people could download the images. When Playboy successfully got that pulled, it linked to other public sources instead.