[LINK] permission required to link?
Tue, 26 Mar 2002 15:10:26 +1100
>Your friend simply needs to set out a policy for links from the website
>- it should probably also contain the basis for selecting links.
That has no basis in law. If you do it, or recommend that other
people do it, I urge that you avoid implying that there is such a
The reason I feel that way is that publishers, whether they're the
likes of you and me, or major corporations, should be given *zero*
assistance in their attempts to extend the scope of copyright law.
(That said, I agree that some sites need a statement along the lines
of 'we encourage you to link to our home-page. That's because our
dopey server / dopey web-site design / manipulative web-site design
makes it impossible to guarantee the currency of deep-nested URLs').
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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