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Author Topic: Mentioning a Site Could Be Criminal Now  (Read 1328 times)

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Mentioning a Site Could Be Criminal Now
« on: September 08, 2013, 11:42:50 AM »
So, you mention a site... go to jail.

http://torrentfreak....-pirate-site-130830/

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Journalists Face Criminal Complaint For Mentioning Name of Pirate Site

This week journalists faced an attack on their right to report following their publication of an article on piracy. The piece, an interview with the operator of an unauthorized ebook site, angered publishers when the reporters named the site in question. The editors of two publications were subsequently hit with a criminal complaint in which they were accused of assisting copyright infringement. Meanwhile the operator of the site informs TorrentFreak that they intend to go international.

Just how far should liability for copyright infringement be stretched?

In years gone by it was fairly widely accepted that if you host infringing material without permission then that is illegal. Now we are used to the idea that linking to that material is also illegal, and even indexing a link that links to a page that links to a mere torrent file can be painted as infringement.

Book publishers in Germany, however, think they can take this never ending game to a whole new level.

It only gets worse.

Link to a site? Go to jail. Talk about a site? Go to jail.

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Re: Mentioning a Site Could Be Criminal Now
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 02:23:58 PM »
"The following seven TV episodes describe beating a polygraph" - go to jail.

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Re: Mentioning a Site Could Be Criminal Now
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 09:46:38 PM »
"The following seven TV episodes describe beating a polygraph" - go to jail.

Sigh... It might just be shorter to list what doesn't get you sent to jail. :(

Bizarre when information is a crime.
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Re: Mentioning a Site Could Be Criminal Now
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 11:19:41 PM »
Sigh... It might just be shorter to list what doesn't get you sent to jail. :(

Bizarre when information is a crime.

Is there any such [politically acceptable] list?!?

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Re: Mentioning a Site Could Be Criminal Now
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013, 05:33:16 AM »
Sigh... It might just be shorter to list what doesn't get you sent to jail. :(

Bizarre when information is a crime.

Is there any such [politically acceptable] list?!?

Yes in a way. Basically any info which is not likely to be useful breaking the bonds of tyranny is fine. Also, anything rated PG 13 and under is generally fine. So I feel it's "quite easy" to stay out of trouble. It's just that we shouldn't *be* in trouble for lots of those categories!