German Court Tells Telco It Can't Advertise On BitTorrent Search Engine

from the you-can-only-advertise-on-sites-we-like dept

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 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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Filed Under: advertising, bittorrent
Companies: arcor, bitreactor, vodafone

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    chris (profile), 19 Oct 2007 @ 1:05pm

    everything is against some german law

    i was stationed there for 3 years and we were constantly getting in trouble for violating some sort of law, agreement, or other restriction.

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