Posner: Sharing links isn't copyright infringement

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Didn't our Department of Injustice recently have some poor college kid extradited from the UK for operating a very successful web site that did something similar?

    Thomson Reuters: Posner: Sharing links isn't copyright infringement

    Posner's opinion is a victory for technology. The judge, writing for a three-judge appellate panel that also included judges Joel Flaum and Diane Wood, vacated a preliminary injunction against the "social bookmarking" site myVidster, which permits users to access videos recommended (or "bookmarked") by other users. Posner distinguished myVidster's model -- which essentially embeds code from the recommended video to facilitate access to the video from the content originator's server -- from that of old-school file-sharing sites such as Napster and Aimster. In file-sharing, users upload and download actual files. MyVidster, by contrast, merely creates a link to the original site, even though that link permits free access to protected material.
  2. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Yes, but he was sharing links to unapproved websites so that made him a terrorist. :td:

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