Latest on UK WWW links copyright infringement case
Sun, 24 Nov 1996 13:15:22 +1100 (EST)
On Sun, 24 Nov 1996, Ron Ipsen wrote:
> At 14:55 22/11/96 -0700, you wrote:
> >hmmmmm...You're saying that if you put up information that is available
> >for free to anyone who knows the URL that other sites that want to point
> >to that FREELY accessible information is stealing? I don't get it.
> No I'm saying that if they want to add a link to it then they should ask me.
> The perogative is mine if I wish to charge them for the link. If I do not
> wish them to link for free and wish to charge them and they do not wish to
> pay then they do not have to link.
I can't agree with this. Firstly, the web is a hyperlinked medium and you
have the choice not to participate. Secondly, if you do want to
participate on your terms, you have the choice to set up mechanisms that
will allow you to charge for access to your material irrespective of how
it's linked to.
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