by Mike Masnick
Tue, Jun 8th 2010 7:03pm
A few folks have sent this one in. Last week, we wrote about a really troubling ruling in the Netherlands against usenet community FTD. While we had originally described it as saying that links to infringing files were illegal, it actually went even further, saying that mentioning file names of infringing files was infringing. But, perhaps even more ridiculous is the news that the judge in the case also happened to teach classes on intellectual property where his boss was the lawyer representing the movie studios. Under just about any normal system, you would think that this would reason enough for a judge to recuse himself from the case. Apparently not here.
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