Monday, July 11, 2011

Rogue site of the week or whack-a-mole?

Beth Winston pointed me to this site, designed to highlight the damage "rogue websites" do.  It mostly focuses on TM counterfeiting, but DMCA violations, unauthorized streaming video, and counterfeit DVDs also show up, according to the descriptions.  The featured domain names have mainly been seized by ICE; the Rogue Site website, however, itself provides links for half of the featured sites to the new versions of the sites, which remain at large.  Query: assuming the truth of the allegations, why isn't the Rogue Site liable for inducing/facilitating infringement by providing these new links?

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