Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Secure Prevention of Deep Linking
Author: John Brewer Posted: 8/11/1999; 7:35:05 PM Topic: Deep Linking Msg #: 9367 (In response to 9366) Prev/Next: 9366 / 9368
It's not clear what legal theory they can use to prevent you. URLs are facts, not creative expressions, so you can't copyright them. As long as you're not passing their work off as your own, there's no unfair competition.
So, they can complain, or do something stupid like break all their URLs, but that's about it.
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