Friday, December 22, 2006

Deep linking issue rears its ugly head in a Texas courtroom

What does this have to do with photography?

Well, not a great deal, but it does have an impact on all of us who make our living as online journalists. Deep linking, the act of linking from, say this blog, to a page deep inside someone else's Web site, has been a source of legal contention in the past. Now it's emerged again in Texas where SFX Motor Sports is suing Robert Davis, operator of who links directly to SFX's live audiocasts.

U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay, in Dallas, granted a premilinary injunction against Davis, whose homepage now features details of the suit filings.


Blogger Nick said...

The internet was built upon the idea that you can link from one page to another, thus forming a web. By imposing legal restrictions on what and who we link to would surely be the demise of internet as we know it.

It's utterly stupid to consider what Robert Davis did was illegal. Not to mention, there are simple technical measures that SFX Motor Sports could have taken if they wanted to keep this sort of thing from happening.

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