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RE: RE: Deep Linkage

by spectre (Scribe)
on Jul 21, 2000 at 23:10 UTC ( #23799=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: Deep Linkage
in thread Deep Linkage

Images and content posted to the internet are legally declared "posted to a public place" - And, since it's all public information, linking to it is NOT a legal issue. Copying it and reproducing it IS an infringement of copyright, but linking is NOT. Your argument concerning copyright law is not applicable in this case.
Your argument about morality is laughable at best - Posting something to a public place is in effect giving permission to link to it. If you dont feel that way I suggest you dont post things to public places anymore.
It's common practice on the internet to link to images in this manner, it if offends your sense of morality you're in for a lifetime of being offended, which is fine by me, of course, however I wouldnt want to go through life constantly being offended by an act that is this common.

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RE: RE: RE: Deep Linkage
by Aighearach on Jul 22, 2000 at 00:39 UTC
    Yes, and if I choose to think things that common practices are wrong, I am free to protest as I see fit. I hardly see the need for Flog Nodes to be created. What is the point of this whole thread, other than, Aighearach complained in the chatterbox, and is wrong? As for claims of legality, those that have followed the court case know that it is not in fact a clear issue at all, yet, only certain specific instances have been determined. Although, that is somewhat besides the point. If I was making use of somebody elses _private data_ to gain popularity for my site, and they wanted the link not even removed, but slightly altered to point the user at the containing page, I cannot imagine refusing to do that.
    Paris Sinclair    |    4a75737420416e6f74686572    |    205065726c204861636b6572
      If I was making use of somebody elses _private
      data_ to gain popularity for my site,

      Data posted to the internet isn't private, it is legally declared public if it's posted to the public internet.

      So, if I'm to understand this correctly, having your stats and a link to an image of you makes a site popular? Sheesh...


      e-mail jcwren
        It is a bit of a stretch to get that out of what I said. Obviously, you are using PerlMonks content to get visitors to your stats page.
        Paris Sinclair    |    4a75737420416e6f74686572    |    205065726c204861636b6572
          by mcwee (Pilgrim) on Jul 23, 2000 at 02:30 UTC

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