Sunday, December 30, 2007

Red Gloucester

I just read slightly old news; the first known case of copyright infringement against the owner of a server hosting links to material and not the material itself in the UK.

FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) arrested the 26 year old in a dawn raid. It seems here at the end of December 2007 that he wasn't the only victim of large Corporations, and their influence. There have been other raids since. With significant confiscation of computer equipment.

"However, Kim Walker, head of intellectual property at law firm Pinsent Masons said it was not clear how the provision of links could be prosecuted as a criminal offence.

"We don't have an offence in the UK for facilitation of copyright infringement," he said.

Copyright Offences carry a maximum penalty of 10 years' imprisonment and unlimited fines."Click Here

Somebody at the CCC got arrested for using TV-Bgone in Alexanderplatz. I hope it wasn't Mitch Altman ( Maltman, hehe...))

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