Linky law suits?

December 11, 2002

Should Linking Be Immune From Lawsuits

Linking can trigger a whole variety of legal claims. They range from libel, to invasion of privacy, to trademark or copyright infringement, and more.

What are the theories under which linkers can be liable? Linkers should be wary when it comes to any area of law that allows for contributory, vicarious, or "aiding and abetting" liability; imposes liability on republishers or disseminators of information, as well as original publishers; or simply is vague about who the "publisher" is in the first place. And unfortunately, that describes many areas of law.

See also the discussion at Lawmeme

Posted by Andrew Raff at December 11, 2002 01:11 PM
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