Interesting legal attack on hyperlinks

Rohit Khare (
Thu, 4 Jan 96 18:15:19 -0500

Boilerplate from the home of

> Under U.S. laws of fair competition, the inclusion of
> hyperlinks to any NewsLink sub-menu, graphic element,
> file or URL other than in any
> WWW document may be deemed an unfair business practice.

Basically seems to forbid people from bookmarking or citing individual articles...

Well, it's less disingenous than using munged "temporary" URLs.

Rohit Khare

PS. Original citation was HotWired's Flux column.