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Business Week and Deep Linking

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 12:54:25 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF493BABC5.E91AB304-ON852571D8.005C8B9B-852571D8.005CE045@lotus.com>

I was considering the free signup to Business Week content.   Checking the 
terms of service at [1] I see:

"2. use or attempt to use any "deep-link," "scraper," "robot," "bot," 
"spider," "data mining," "computer code" or any other automated device, 
program, tool, algorithm, process or methodology or manual process having 
similar processes or functionality, to access, acquire, copy, or monitor 
any portion of BWOL, any data or content found on or accessed through 
BWOL, or any other BWOL information without prior express written consent 
of BW;"

I suppose these folks haven't been reading TAG findings such as  "Deep 
Linking" in the World Wide Web [2].  So, I guess I won't sign up for their 
content after all.  Quite ironically, I would have a loot harder time 
helping you find the context for the (fair use) quote above if I had not 
been able to link directly to the copyright page at [1].


[1] http://www.businessweek.com/copyrt.htm
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/deeplinking.html

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Received on Monday, 28 August 2006 16:54:45 UTC

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