Re: LAW: Legality of deep linking to Web sites

From: Max More (
Date: Thu Jan 18 2001 - 17:47:58 MST

Thanks to everyone who sent me sources on the legality of deep links, on
this List and in private.

It does look like there is no legal case for anyone to prevent use of deep
links. However, that doesn't mean that a deep pocketed publisher wouldn't
take someone to court. I would be sympathetic in cases where someone was
misleading the users into think that the linked site endorsed their own
site, or where someone puts their own frame around someone else's content.
But I see no cause for threats when you are simply noting a good article
and putting a link that takes you there. It's strange that some people
would object to being handed business that they otherwise wouldn't have


Max More, or
President, Extropy Institute.
Senior Content Architect, ManyWorlds Inc.:

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