[LINK] permission required to link?
M. da Cruz
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 14:19:50 +1000
Policies are part of good corporate governance and management practice -
they obviously need to fall within the law. Policies assist decision
making, consistent behaviour within an enterprise and provide a vehicle
for upward advice. Whether it is appropriate to publish a policy on a
website, would depend on the business sensitivity of the policy.
The point I was trying to make, is that Website owners may object to a
link for a myriad of reasons - I don't think you can give blanket
approval for a link to a webpage. I wouldn't see it as fair use, for one
of my papers to be displayed in a frame of a competing consultants
website, with their logo at the top of the screen.
How does this assist publishers to extend the scope of copyright law?
Roger Clarke wrote:
> >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').
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