Is Linking Illegal in the UK?
A Cheltenham man was arrested last week for linking to infringing television material on a website called “TV-links”. The charges were purportedly for “offences relating to the facilitation of copyright infringement on the Internet” and began with an investigation by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT). TV-links was a website where users could post links to content hosted elsewhere around the ‘net.
The idea that linkage could somehow be infringing is pretty disturbing. No actual law has been cited as having been violated other than the idea that the website and poster were encouraging a culture of infringement.
Via Channel Register.