This blows my mind. The Music Industry (Universal, Sony, Warner, EMI) has successfully sued a man in Australia and his ISP for linking copyrighted material. It wouldn't be surprising if it weren't for the fact that the he wasn't hosting the files - they weren't even hosted at that ISP. All he did was point people to the files.
A Slashdot commenter put it well:
In other news, a man in Queensland was found guilty of pointing at a stolen car in the street...
Holy slippery slope! What next? If I can be sued for linking files, then why not for linking to a page containing them? How about linking to a site where infriging material exists? How about mentioning the name of that site? Google may be in trouble.