by Mike Masnick
Fri, Oct 19th 2007 11:58am
A German court has apparently not only decided that it doesn't like bittorrent search engines, but that it's somehow illegal to advertise on one. Specifically, the court has banned the telco Arcor from advertising on the BitTorrent tracker site BitReactor.to. This seems odd for a variety of reasons. First of all, BitTorrent tracker sites are really no different than search engines, meaning that it's a bit of a stretch to claim that they're inherently illegal. But, more importantly, why should the court have any say in where a company chooses to advertise?
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