London – TV-Links,
now-defunct U.K.
website that offered links to unauthorized streaming TV episodes on third-party
websites, has been found not guilty of conspiracy to defraud and violations of
the Copyright Designs and Patents Act, TorrentFreak reported.

U.K. copyright
holder-backed organization Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) led the case
against TV-Links, which has been offline since 2007 — after the initial police
raid was conducted on its operations.

The judge in the case found that TV-Links
should be afforded protection under Section 17 of the European Commerce
Directive 2000, deeming the site, which itself hosted no copyrighted content, a
"conduit of information."


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