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3 Jan 2007

Deep-linking not 'fair use'

Granting a preliminary injunction, a Texan judge has declared it unlawful to hyperlink to an audio webcast against the wishes of the copyright owner. Robert Davis, operator of Supercrosslive.com, had been deep-linking to live streaming audio of motorcycle racing events, bypassing the sponsored advertising on SFX Motorsports' website. The judge said "the link Davis provides on his website is not a 'fair use' of copyright material".

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