Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Deep Linking to Infoworld
Author: Arnold V. Lesikar Posted: 8/12/1999; 5:10:11 AM Topic: Deep Linking Msg #: 9375 (In response to 9373) Prev/Next: 9374 / 9376
Perhaps I am being naive, but I would be strongly tempted to ignore their policy on this point, on the grounds that it is absurd.
Would a court ever enforce the Infoworld policy? There has been no ruling on the Ticketmaster suit or on any other case.
Are the courts actually going to rule that it is a copyright violation to point someone to a site? Am I violating copyright if I refer someone to an article in a print magazine during a telephone conversation? Am I violating copyright if I pass a handwritten Infoworld article URL to a friend? Suppose I put the URL inside an email? Am I violating copyright then?
How are these cases different from putting the URL inside a web page on my site?
Since there is a simple method to prevent unwanted links from the outside, the failure of Infoworld to prevent such unwanted links might even be considered tacit permission for deep links.
There are responses to this message:
- Re: Deep Linking to Infoworld, Dave Winer, 8/12/1999; 7:12:59 AM
- Re: Deep Linking to Infoworld, Josh Lucas, 8/12/1999; 7:45:25 AM
- Re: Deep Linking to Infoworld, email@example.com, 8/12/1999; 10:19:29 AM
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