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TV-Links wins court case over streaming video

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Feb 2010 23:14 User comments (3)

TV-Links wins court case over streaming video Defunct online video streaming site TV-Links has won its court case this week, years after it was taken down by Dutch law enforcement officials.
TV-Links was one of the most popular online directories on the Internet, indexing TV shows hosted on streaming video sites, legal and illegal.

In October 2007, following complaints by the U.K.s Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), the site was taken down and its admin arrested. The case against the admin and the site was the illegal distribution of copyright protected content.

A judge ruled today that the site was not liable as linking to TV shows is not the same as distributing it.

The decision follows the recent win by Alan Ellis, the former admin of large music private tracker OiNK.

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3 user comments

115.2.2010 3:00

All the more reason to ensure all profit like uses of CP/IP require a license and only free not trying to make a profit instances of "distribution" need to be made legal.

217.2.2010 8:35

TV-Links never went anywhere.... Google it!
Some great documentaries on there.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Feb 2010 @ 8:38

317.2.2010 8:49
scum101
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Do people see the danger now? .. a site taken down.. punished.. by accusation alone..

They did go away for a long time.. so long that somebody else bought the domain.

I would now start legal action for huge compensation against FACT who forced the site takedown, and the police for illegal arrest.. because they HAVE acted in an illegal manner against an innocent person.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Feb 2010 @ 8:50

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