Wednesday, April 10, 2002

These Links Were Made for Breaking?
In a bit of disturbing news, it seems that a federal appeals court in California needs to reconsider a decision passed down in February that could set a dangerous precedent -- a decision that suggests that every single link on the Web is an infringement of copyright. A photographer sued Ditto for including images he'd put online in their search results -- as thumbnails linking to the photos he'd published on the Web. The court said that including the thumbnails was fair use -- but that Ditto could not link to the original images through the thumbnails.

Without links, what's the point of the Web? Go figure.

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