Texas Judge: No Direct Links To Content

Aron Schatz
December 22, 2006

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A Texas judge has finally screwed many internet sites over and said that deep links are not allowed if the copyright owner does not allow it. It is too bad that this stupid moron does not realize that there are ways of stopping this from happening. Something as simple as checking the referring URL can stop this. I can't stand these stupid decisions.


U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay in the northern district of Texas granted a preliminary injunction against Robert Davis, who operated supercrosslive.com and had been providing direct links to the live audiocasts of motorcycle racing events. Lindsay ruled last week that "the link Davis provides on his Web site is not a 'fair use' of copyright material" and ordered him to cease linking directly to streaming audio files.

Putting links to content on the internet is like putting something in the public domain. If you don't protect your asset, don't expect the stupid government to do it for them.


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