Re: I don't fully understand...
Someone you know tells you they want to kill their wife [etc]
The first, yes, I expect I would go down for aiding and abetting or something.
The second, if they asked for the contact details of a person without describing why, I would not expect to have committed a crime.
The third, again, I would not expect to have committed a crime.
I am not actually intending to argue that any of these actions are legal or illegal, I was more asking for clarification. The arguments put forth in the article do not add up, to me. I'm against piracy, but I'm also against governments bringing in nonsensical laws.
Another example: I know the guy at the end of the street is selling weed. Someone asks me where they can get weed, and I give them his details. Have I committed a crime there?
Or, I know the guy is selling weed, and someone asks me for his contact details (without telling me why). Have I committed a crime?
If it turns out that knowledge of why I'm giving details is required in the above cases (e.g. I would be committing a crime if I was asked where they could get weed, but not if they just asked for his details) then the same should apply online. If I linked to a website providing pirated materials, but which also provided non-pirated materials, and I was linking without reference to the pirated materials, then I would not expect that I have committed a crime.