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Posted by Ram Samudrala on July 22, 1998 at 02:05:03:

In Reply to: PUBLIC NOTICE TO COPYRIGHT VIOLATORS posted by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. on July 16, 1998 at 18:36:01:

I have been (implicitly at least) accused
of infringement for allegedly having a link
(which Paul Mitchell has to prove in court)
to a site which allegedly infringed Paul
Mitchell's copyrights. The interesting thing
is that my page allowed (and allows) people
to arbitrarily add links without any monitoring,
much the way a search engine does. So even
assuming Mitchell is right, I am no more infringing
than a web search engine is infringing.

I believe even the SPA wouldn't say that Yahoo
or Infoseek is infringing copyrights even though
they're point to several "warez" sites that
contain infringing copies of software. It
would be interesting to see which court in
this country uphold's Mitchell's claims.

Have you sued anyone yet? Has anyone countersued
you yet?

As far as e-mail to me goes, I've put you
in my filter file so e-mail to me will not be
seen. In the future, you will have to address
me by US postal mail if you want me to look
at it.


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