I'd just like to add that under that above definition what happened in this case was clearly deep linking and not hot linking.
What those who think this act was illegal are missing is that all that was posted was a clickable link to a stream which opens in your default media player.
IE a hotlink. Just like an ebay seller linking to another folks' images.
You clicked the link, it brought the stream to the visitor; a 'link' would have taken the visitor to the site.
However you cut it and rephrase it, the thief site was getting the benefit of someone else's content; earning cash and kudos for linking to someone else's property. There's laws against that - the judge said so :)
Here Come The Judge!
[edited by: Quadrille at 2:56 pm (utc) on Jan. 25, 2007]