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Hyperlinks to websites selling pirate devices illegal in the USA

Comcast of Illinoi X LLC alleged that Hightech Electronics Inc. operated a website that included hyperlinks to over 30 other sites that sold cable piracy devices. The District Court for the Northern District of Illinoi found that the hyperlinks are violating the DMCA. The court reached this conclusion after noting that other courts have imposed DMCA liability for linking (e.g. Universal City Studios v. Reimerdes, Universal Studios v. Reimerdes).


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