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December 21, 2006

Australian Court Rules Links to Illegal Material are Illegal

An Australian Federal Court has ruled that links to copyrighted material which resulted in illegal downloads are also a copyright violation.  The site, mp3s4free.net, acted as a search engine to illegal content as unauthorized by music publishers.  The operator of the site claimed it was acting as a search engine similar to Google.  The court said that that proposition was untested under Australian law.  That logic should make more than a few businesses worried.  The site was ordered to take down it's content and to pay court costs.

Details are available from the BBC.

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