Mag. Balazs Esztegar LL.M.
Attorney-at-law Vienna

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The permanent medium within distance contracts - Analysis and perspective.

JusIT 6/2012, 201-205

In its decision form 2012-07-05, C-49/11, the Court of Justice of the European Union had to deal with the question, whether and under which circumstances a website itself or at least a link to a website meet the requirements of the "permanent medium" according to Article 5 (1) of the Distance Contracts Directive.

The decision emphasises in regard of the new Directive on Consumer Rights (2011/83/EU), once more that consumers are in need of protection.