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Hmm, I gather the allegations concern links to infringing material. I'm not aware of anyone being successfully prosecuted in the UK for links to infringing material, but could be wrong. If you know better, please do let us know.
Therefore, it's possible (for better or, more likely, for worse) that what this person was doing may be legal in the UK.
I very much doubt it. Offences such as aiding and abetting and conspiracy have been on the Statute Book for centuries.
So why haven't people in the UK, responsible for links to infringing content, been successfully prosecuted for the above offences ?
The only such case I'm aware of here (TV-links) actually failed.
Narcoman may be right that some aspects of UK copyright law may be stronger, but as I've said, for the specific problem of links to infringing material, this appears NOT to be the case.
"in the US where they know that they could succeed on the basis of an offence of 'authorising copyright infringement' which in the UK is not a well defined offence"