EU judges, who have followed such opinions in four out of five cases, rule on the issue in the coming months.
"As EU law currently stands, online platform operators, such as YouTube and Uploaded, are not directly liable for the illegal uploading of protected works by the users of those platforms," Advocate General Saugmandsgaard said in a non-binding opinion relating to two cases before the court.
The cases are C-682/18 YouTube & C-683/18 Cyando.
(Reporting by Marine Strauss; Editing by Edmund Blair)
By Marine Strauss