July 05, 2011

"...illegal in the UK to link to pirated material rather than host it?"

e week europe "Website owners could face extradition to the US for breaches of copyright even if they have no connection to the US and are not directly hosting copyrighted material." by David Jamieson

'That is according to an official from the US’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

'Erik Barnett, Assistant Deputy Director at ICE told the Guardian newspaper that website owners with .com or.net addresses could face extradition even if the activity was legal in the UK.

'The basis for prosecution, says Barnett, is that the addresses are routed through American Internet infrastructure owner Verisign, based in Virginia.'

No comments: