[thelist] copyrights and linking

Daniel J. Cody djc at starkmedia.com
Tue Apr 2 10:47:00 CST 2002

Ya search for 'deep linking' to read about other similar situations.
Ticketmaster lost in court last year when they tried to block companies
from linking directly to a 'deep' page, and I think eBay lost a similar
case recently.

For definitive info on the subject, the Chilling Effects Clearing House
is the best place to look: http://chillingeffects.org/linking/

hth! :)


On Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at 10:31 AM, Ben Phillips wrote:

>> IANAL, but from what I understand politicswatch.com doesn't
>> want her "linking" to content on there site?
>> If this is the case, they are pretty much out of luck,
>> because every search engine in existence  will link to their
>> copyrighted material.
>> In fact, after reading the copyright link, it doesn't mention
>> anything about linking to their site.
>> IMO, they are putting on a show.
> aye, they seem to be trying their luck here to see if she complies
> without argument. i remember reading an article about a company who
> wanted a link to their site to be removed a few years back, but i can't
> remember what i did last week so there's no way i can remember details
> about this!
> if they don't want her to link to them directly, then they should either
> stick them in a web page and ask her to change her links, or use a few
> server tricks so that direct requests to an image rewrite to an html
> page.

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