[LINK] permission required to link?
Tue, 26 Mar 2002 16:14:46 +1100
Eric Scheid <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>A related issue is if you re-use part of their content as the link text,
>eg. the story headline on a news site. The SMH believes it has copyright
>in their headline texts and insists on certain conditions to linking
>using that headline text.
As I understand copyright law, SMH et al. would need to show that the
headline text is a 'substantial part'.
I hope that judges are as dubious about the contributions of
sub-editors as the rest of us, and that they'd be loathe to grant
headlines such standing.
OTOH, if I remember correctly, WestLaw in the States has been
successful in claiming rights in respect of very limited additions to
reports of cases in the courts.
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