Hot links - forget the Shetlands
Fri, 14 Mar 1997 02:35:29 -0800
Tony & linkers,
For anyone interested in the Shetlands issue there is a long &
detailed discussion with Peter Leonard from the law firm, Gilbert &
Tobin, about the Shetlands case, the TotalNews case and how these issues
might be expressed in our own Australian context at
http://msn.com.au/news/audio in the World Technology Roundup interview,
March 11, 1997. Check the index at the bottom of the page to see what
issue is tackled on a given date.
MSNBC & MSN News, Australia
Direct Voice: (612) 9870 2723
From: Tony.Barry@anu.edu.au [SMTP:Tony.Barry@anu.edu.au]
Sent: Friday, 14 March 1997 18:47
Subject: Hot links - forget the Shetlands
This one looks like it will be MUCH bigger than the Shetalnds
at the players.
>NEWS LINK SITE SUED OVER HOT LINKS
>A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in New York City accuses
>Phoenix-based TotalNews of "blatant acts of misappropriation,
>dilution and infringement, willful copyright violations, and
>tortious acts." The plaintiffs, which include CNN, The
Washington Post Co.,
>Dow Jones, Times Mirror and Reuters, are upset that the hot
>from TotalNews to their Web sites display their content framed
>TotalNews home page and its banner ads. Bruce Keller, an
attorney for the
>plaintiffs calls totalnews.com "a parasitic Web site with no
content of its
>own." However, TotalNews says it's simply providing PC users
links to some
>1,200 news sources, allowing viewers to compare information
from each, and
>that if the case goes against them, the precedent will endanger
>of Web site operators to provide hot links to other sites.
>either do or don't violate trademarks. That's not new.
Framing is new. And
>framing and selling ads is pretty damn new," says Keller.
>Cable 3 Mar 97)
Source Edupage, 13 March 1997
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