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June 16, 2000 6:55 AM   Subscribe

Is linking illegal? New York Times article about DeCSS linkage fiasco involving 2600. If linking is illegal, the Web is SOL. This is insane.
posted by elgoose (7 comments total)

 
Counterpoint: The judge should order the links removed.
posted by Jeremy Bowers at 8:08 AM on June 16, 2000


John Young's cryptome has an amazing repository of documents from this case, including transcripts, depositions, etc.
posted by tingley at 8:13 AM on June 16, 2000


Notice that the Times article links not only to 2600's homepage, but directly to their DeCSS mirror page. Nice.
posted by sad_otter at 8:18 AM on June 16, 2000


I guess maybe the judge did order the links removed:

Sorry! There was an error: Can't evaluate the
expression because the name "adrMemberInfo"
hasn't been defined.

The error was detected by Frontier 6.2b18 in mainResponder.respond.
Webmaster: webmaster@userland.com. Time: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 15:46:50
GMT.
posted by baylink at 8:49 AM on June 16, 2000


Then hack the URL for the "counterpoint" article. I often suspect that Frontier / Manila users don't pay enough attention to how the site behaves differently for readers and editors.
posted by harmful at 8:57 AM on June 16, 2000


F***. counterpoint

And no excuses. I *know* better.
posted by Jeremy Bowers at 9:10 AM on June 16, 2000


Could whoever invented the idea of the Web just claim copyright on linking technology? Then he could sue EVERYBODY.

Heh heh heh. That'd be kEwL . . .
posted by ZachsMind at 8:46 AM on June 18, 2000


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