Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday October 19, 2011

File-Sharing Admins Jailed For Linking To Copyright Works

I think it is safe to say that having anything to do with a file-sharing site these days is a bad idea.

The administrators of two file-sharing sites have been sentenced to fines and a year in jail for linking to copyright works. Breaking a long run of operators being acquitted for similar activities, a Spanish court decided that the act of linking constituted a for-profit "public communication". The lawyer for one of the defendants has denounced the decision, saying that it can only be understood in "political terms".