The DMCA used against Google by
Sherman Networks (aka Kazaa) ordered it to remove references to 15 websites that
contain information related to Kazaa Lite, an unauthorized copy of Kazaa with
the pop-up ads removed. Google has complied, but has linked to the notice
.at the bottom of the violation-related search result
page. "In response to a complaint we received under the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act, we have removed 14 results from this page," the statement
said. "If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint for these removed
results." Removed sites include www.kazaagold.com, www.kazaalite.tk, and
Notices were also filed against
Slyck, Zeropaid and several other websites.
2, 2003: Lyman, Jay, Google
Pulls P2P Links Over Kazaa Copyright Claims, TechNewsWorld:
"In a bizarre twist to the file-sharing fight in which the Recording
Industry Association of America is using copyright law to pursue file
traders, search engine Google pulled links to sites hawking unofficial Kazaa
alternatives after the popular file-swapping service made its own
2, 2003: McCullagh, Declan, Google
pulls links to Kazaa imitator, News.com:
"In response to a legal threat that invoked the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Google has removed from its index eight
sites that distribute a hacked version of file-swapping service Kazaa."
2, 2003: Kazaa
vs. Lite: Google in der Schusslinie, Heise:
"Wer in der Web-Suchmaschine Google "Kazaa Lite" eingibt,
bekommt nach wie vor mehrere hunderttausend Ergebnisse angezeigt. Am Ende
der Seite findet sich allerdings ein Hinweis, dass Ergebnisse aus der Seite
herausgefiltert worden seien."
The California Supreme Court
ruled that Web publisher Bunner could be barred from posting DeCSS, which can be
used to help decrypt and copy DVDs, without infringing on his free speech rights.
The state's high court overturned an earlier decision that said blocking Web
publishers from posting DeCSS would violate their First Amendment rights. The
court ordered the case to be sent back to the appeals court level and
required the Court of Appeal to reexamine the evidence.
26, 2003: Kuchinskas, Susan, Calif.
Court Rules Against DVD Code Poster, internetnews.com:
"California's Supreme Court ruled in favor of the movie industry Monday
in a widely watched DVD trade secrets case."
26, 2003: Dolan, Maura / Healey, Jon, Court
protects DVD encryption rights, sattletimes.com:
"In a case pitting free-speech rights against trade secrets, the
California Supreme Court ruled yesterday that courts can prevent computer
users from posting codes on the Internet that allow others to illegally copy
26, 2003: DVD
injunction is lawful, BBC News:
"An injunction against the posting of software on the internet that
allows users to download copy-protected DVDs is not a violation of freedom
of speech, a court has ruled."
Ott, Stephan / Ramming, Bernd,
Anspruch auf Aufnahme in eine kommunale Linkliste?, BayVBl 2003, 454 ff.: The
article deals with municipal websites and the question under which circumstances
they are obliged to link to other websites. The Putnam Pit case has prompted
3, 2003: Grenzenlose
Nähe, Spiegel Online: "In bisher einmaliger Weise
vermischt ausgerechnet das öffentlich-rechtliche ZDF auf seinen Internet-Seiten
Werbung und Inhalt."
22, 2003: Netzaktivist
werden volksverhetzende Links vorgeworfen, Heise: "Wie rechts dürfen
Links sein? Wegen Verweisen auf die von der Sperrungsverfügung der
Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf betroffenen Internetseiten ermittelt die Justiz in
Baden-Württemberg gegen den Internetaktivisten Alvar Freude."
December 20, 1997: Stone, Martha, News
sites go after framers, ZDNet: "Online news publishers
are mad as hell about framing and certain linking by some news index sites, and
they're not going to take it anymore."
February 25, 1997:
Biggs, Brook Shelby, Newspapers
Struggle with Online Archives, Wired: "What if the information on the
other end of that link doesn't want to be found, or wants to be found,
but only at a price? Those questions are at the heart of a debate now raging
among the newly wired denizens of the newspaper industry."