OUT-LAW.com: Texas court bans deep linking. A court in Dallas, Texas has found a website operator liable for copyright infringement because his site linked to an ‘audio webcast’ without permission. Observers have criticised the judge for failing to understand the internet.
The defendant represented himself, and as often happens in such cases he lost. But the ruling, unless overturned on appeal, stands.
Someone needs to hold a training session for judges, to help them understand even a small part of the tech world. This judge clearly didn’t get it at all.