Links Don't Infringe Porn Site, File Sharer Tells 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Marques Rondale Gunter's file-sharing website on Wednesday urged the Seventh Circuit to vacate a preliminary injunction against it, blasting a pornographic website's claims the file-sharing site violated copyright laws by linking to allegedly infringing content as "misdirection and obfuscation."

In a brief filed Thursday, file-sharing site asked the appeals court to reverse and vacate an Illinois district court's preliminary injunction order, arguing its creation of links to allegedly infringing content did not constitute a transmission or communication under the Copyright Act.

"When Flava Works finally addresses the critical question of whether the creation of links to third-party videos constitutes direct...

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