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No links to websites offering circumvention technology in Germany!

A Munich court of appeal upheld a lower court ruling,  that ordered German website to remove a hyperlink to SlySoft's website. SlySoft is the maker of ANYDVD, a software product that allows cracking the copyright protection found on most DVD-Video discs, and CloneCD, a tool that allows backing up copy protected audio CDs.

According to the ruling, Heise  is free to report on software that can crack copy-protection mechanisms on DVDs, but has to refrain from linking to the software vendor's homepage. Freedom of the press does not protect Heise's right to link to the goods.

For more information on the case also see Update 31: Link To Site Selling DVD Circumvention Software has to be removed!




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