Legality of illegal MP3s

Sweden has ruled that it’s OK to have links to illegal MP3s, so long as the server is in a country where illegal MP3s are legal. That’s in stark contrast with France vs Yahoo. In fact, the norm is that linking even to the front page of commercial sites needs permission sometimes. A court in Utah ruled that providing links to copyrighted material could constitute copyright infringement. Better check out cyberlaws and ensure compliance with copyright rules on the Internet.

Violation is often in the eye of the beholder. “Anyone who makes derogatory references to others (or their sites, products or services), however it is done, invites trouble.”