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Wired: Attention Editors: Deep Link Away

Mar 31, 2000, 15:41 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Finley)

"Tickets.com won the ruling in a case filed by TicketMaster that alleged that deep linking should be banned."

"Deep links... [are those that] bypass the front page of a website. The problem, webmasters say, is that deep linking allows viewers to skip over the prime-area advertising that is typically placed on a website's start page."

"This isn't the first time companies have tried to legally ban deep linking. In April 1997 TicketMaster filed a lawsuit against Microsoft to stop MS' now-defunct Seattle Sidewalk Web from linking to TicketMaster's website. ... And earlier this year, eBay tried to stop other auction sites such as AuctionWatch.com from providing listings and links to items offered for sale on eBay."

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