They noted that “the applicants are free to publish their work and some most likely have already published it by themselves.” The issue was also addressed in a FAQ on the YLE website.
The YLE says that they ran the open submission for UMK 2018 to “give everyone an equal opportunity to participate”.
In Finland, the comparable statistic is an astonishing 42 percent.
Legislation in effect at the time prohibited Internet service providers from disclosing user identity.
The goal of this legislation was to protect the freedom of expression and the right to anonymous expression.
Earlier in the year, YLE launched the 2018 edition of its national final Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK).
Entries were accepted in the first week of September.
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However, the broadcaster wasn’t happy with the entries received.
YLE noted that Finnish viewers expect big stars in the competition, and evidently the submissions for UMK 2018 did not measure up.
The Court unanimously held there had been a violation of the applicant’s privacy contrary to Article 8.