Czech Pirate Party being prosecuted over web links

The police are pursuing charges against the Czech Pirate Party because of its operation of a website that has weblinks to copyrighted television shows, the Pirates said in a press release.

The site does not contain the episode themselves, just links to other sites. The noncommercial site charges no fees.

The Pirates said that they want to show the absurdity of the interpretation of the copyright law.

The Pirates run the site as part of their campaign to show that a weblink is not a crime. They also say they do not want a “Chinese Internet” in the CzechRepublic, referring to web censorship in that country.

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