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Submission + - Criminalizing links: Why the Richard O'Dwyer case matters (gigaom.com)

TheNextCorner writes: "Will Hollywood succeed in ruining the Internet?

"The U.S. government is trying to extradite O’Dwyer to the United States to face charges of criminal copyright infringement.
While MegaUpload hosted terabytes worth of "infringing" files, O’Dwyer simply linked to them — but in the eyes of the U.S. Justice Department, these two things are virtually equivalent. If the case proceeds, it could force us to change the way we think about some of the fundamental underpinnings of the web."

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Criminalizing links: Why the Richard O'Dwyer case matters

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