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by Mike Masnick


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Greek Site That Links To Legal Videos By Rightsholders... Sued For Infringement

from the the-illegality-of-linking dept

TorrentFreak has the details on yet another ridiculous story of "anti-piracy" groups going way too far. In this case, it's the Greek Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AEPI), who has sued the site LiveMovies.gr for infringement, claiming the site is making available unauthorized content, and saying that it has "suffered damages worth 10,000 euros for each illegal act." The only problem? LiveMovies.gr does not link to unauthorized content. It only links to content that is being officially streamed by the authorized rights holders. In other words, they've set up a "TV guide" of sorts to legitimate online streaming of content. They've explained this to the AEPI who apparently can't comprehend that the site is only linking to authorized content, and continues to press forward with the lawsuit. In response, LiveMovies.gr is filing a countersuit against AEPI, claiming both fraud and perjury. Should be interesting to see what happens next...

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    Greg G (profile), 4 Apr 2011 @ 10:22am

    Ever time we see one of these stories, we all read in disbelief at how far these so-called "anti-piracy" groups will go.

    Unfortunately, that disbelief has eroded completely, or is eroding fast with each new story. They now only illicit a head shake or, as Soundy reacted.. a *facepalm*, along with a long, drawn out "what next?" sigh.

    I hope the Greek courts see fit to throw this out, and quickly.

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