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  Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Berkman Center's ILAW Conference Summaries:

I'll Take That To Go, Please. Summing Up ILaw: From Donna Wentworth, who also provides all the links to Dan Gillmor's, Drew Clark's, Frank Field's and Cedar Pruitt's notes/thoughts/etc. Huge thanks, some Tiger Balm and a bottle of Aleve to these writers (for aching finger joints and harried heads). [Via Bag and Baggage]

Three Cheers for these folks! I'm amazed at what Donna and Dan were able to do (I haven't read the other's reports yet, but I will). 

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Deep Linking Articles:

Deep Linking: The Latest. Our friend and co-author, Chris Sherman, has provided access to two excellent articles for SearchDay about this important topic. Yesterday, Chris wrote "Deep Linking Lunacy" where he shares several thoughts about the topic, specifically, about a recent court decision in Denmark. Chris writes that if deep linking is found illegal, search engines, phone directories, and tv listings better watch out. He also adds this warning for the academic world and librarians, "But why stop with the web? How about those sneaky academics, citing the work of fellow scholars with footnotes to specific articles using exact page numbers in the journals that published them? And just think of the worst offenders of all -- librarians, who not only help patrons find books, magazines and other materials but often even show them where to find specific information within the works?" Today, guest author Eric Ward has authored, "Linking Legalities: What You Need to Know". Ward writes, "In my opinion, there are only two specific instances where linking to someone else's content could be seen as illegal. First, if a link on your site when clicked loads someone else's content into a frame on your site, so that the user has no idea where that content came from, then you're on thin ice legally. Don't do it. Second, if the site you are linking to has stated on their site that linking is strictly prohibited, or requires permission first then don't link to them unless you have it." Make sure to share these articles with others. Must read stuff!  [Via The Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk]

There's been a lot written about the recent Danish court decision.  Here's a slightly different take from Wired this morning, dealing more with the specifics of the case.  I love the intro:  "Links may appear to be helpful little bits of code that whisk site visitors across the Web, but in reality they are vampires that sneak in uninvited and suck the life out of other websites." The author admits that's a bit extreme, but that more companies are viewing deep linking this way.  That view is really scary for the future of the web.

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