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Judicial Education Needed 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.

2 Comments on “Judicial Education Needed”

  1. #1 Ike
    on Jan 24th, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Didn’t you just break Texas law with that link?

  2. #2 Journalistopia » SofaTube: A different way of looking at content
    on Jan 31st, 2007 at 5:24 am

    […] In SofaTube’s case, they may run afoul of YouTube’s execs for how they are using the content. At least one court in Texas has ruled against deep linking. […]