Re: LAW: Legality of deep linking to Web sites

Date: Fri Jan 19 2001 - 14:46:57 MST

It sounds as if Michael refers to Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes,
00 Civ. 0277 (LAK) (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 17, 2000) (granting injunctive and
declaratory relief on grounds it violates DMCA to publish or link to program
designed to circumvent DVD encryption). If so, it bears noting that that case
does *not* stand for the right of the party to whose page the link refers to
bar the link. Rather, it stands for the right of third parties allegedly
harmed by the information contained on that page to bar the link.

In a message dated 1/19/01 8:50:18 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> The MPAA vs 2600 case established that it is illegal for to
> link to certain sites carrying DeCSS info. AFAIK, this is the only law
> that prohibits linking, and applies only to 2600. Last I looked, 2600
> was printing unlinked URLs to such sites.

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