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Technocrat.net: The Concept of Reference Is Missing From Copyright Law

Mar 05, 2000, 22:14 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Perens)

"Postulate that Web Site A has excellent content, and spends a lot of money to create it. Web Site B decides to create a web page displaying a page of content from Web Site A in a frame, with Web Site B's advertiser in a banner ad above that frame."

"Question: under present copyright law for your country, is Web Site B infringing Web Site A's copyright?"

"I asked an attorney about this recently. You might find the answer interesting."

"The attorney (who works in California) said Nobody knows."

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