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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