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Internet user arrested for linking to other websites

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Apr 04, 2011 05:02 PM
Brian McCarthy ran a website, channelsurfing.net, that linked to various sites where you could watch online streams of TV shows and sports networks.

From Demand Progress:

A couple months ago, the government seized his domain name and on Friday they arrested him and charged him with criminal copyright infringement -- punishable by five years in prison.

We've written about this before -- and identified it as a war on sharing -- when copyright is used to censor people, it threatens the same kinds of free expression that are at the heart of free software and our movement.

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