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Thursday, October 02, 2003

Link Buffet

OJR has an excerpt from Digital Dilemmas: Ethical Issues for Online Media Professionals, examining the legality and ethics of linking [via Genie Tyburski]:

The courts, it appears, have made the legal issues that much more complicated. On the one hand there is the European trend toward recognizing deep links as a type of infringement, while the U.S. courts (at least as of late 2002) have offered little guidance other than to suggest that all forms of linking are legal.

In connection with its new show InventThis, TechTV offers an online Patent Guide.

Finally, the National Lampoon's Deteriorata [via Hanan Levin] has this important reminder:

Whether you can hear it or not, the Universe is laughing behind your back.

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