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why newspapers use in-your-face URLs rather than real hyperlinks (deepLinking-25)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 09:25:37 -0600
Message-Id: <B506C22E-6709-11D9-A593-000D9338C596@w3.org>
To: www-tag@w3.org

Maybe everybody else knows this, but it's news to me:

[[The disappearance of hyperlinks from online newspapers is due to a  
court case[1] in which the judge ruled that hyperlinks to copyrighted  
material were illegal. Although this was a ruling against the 2600  
website, other online newspapers have interpreted this to mean that  
they too could be held accountable for links to questionable sites. But  
note that “the judgment did not specifically prohibit 2600 from  
providing non-hyperlinked URLs of web sites that provide DeCSS”, which  
is why you’ll find non-hyperlinked URLs at the end of, for example,  
some New York Times articles.]]

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http://www.decafbad.com/blog/2005/01/09/ 
general_motors_is_blogging#comment-3146

[1] A Review of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act in Its First  
Application Against Decryption Software
by Mick Weiland
  http://gsulaw.gsu.edu/lawand/papers/fa00/weiland/

Perhaps fodder for our finding...
http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/deeplinking.html

see also... http://esw.w3.org/topic/PoorMansHypertext

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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