Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Government

+ - Man faces 5 years in jail for linking to Fox News-> 1

Submitted by
SonicSpike
SonicSpike writes "In a case against a New York website owner, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is claiming that merely linking to copyrighted material is a crime.

DHS, along with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), seized Brian McCarthy's domain, channelsurfing.net, in late January. The site has now been replaced with a government warning: "This domain has been seized by ICE — Homeland Security Investigations, Special Agent in Charge, New York Office." The advocacy group Demand Progress has claimed that McCarthy never reproduced copyrighted material, and that his website simply linked to other sites.

A criminal complaint obtained by the group seems to acknowledge that agents knew that McCarthy was running a "linking website." While the criminal complaint alleges that McCarthy did engage in the "reproduction and distribution" of copyrighted material, it is never clear that he actually reproduced any of the specified broadcasts."

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Man faces 5 years in jail for linking to Fox News

Comments Filter:

Money is the root of all wealth.

Working...