Re: Looking for Copyright info

Subject: Re: Looking for Copyright info
From: Chris Hamilton <chamilton -at- GR -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 13:18:44 -0500

Louise Dedekian wrote:

> Do you need to get permission from the organization or corporation whose
> page you want to link to prior to placing a link in your own Web page?

A couple of months ago, I read of a bill in Georgia that would make it
illegal to connect to another web page without prior permission. I know
that it was in the Legistlature and that Governor Zell Miller seemed to
favor it. The wording of the article seemed to indicate that no other
state had this law. I don't know what happened to this bill or whether
it was signed. If you held a gun to my head and forced me to guess, I'd
say, based only on the tone of the article, that no current law requires
this. It probably doesn't hurt to do it, though. Even if you send an
e-mail to each company and they don't reply, you can at least prove that
you asked.

If I find anything else out about this Georgia bill, I'll post it.


Chris Hamilton, Technical Writer
Greenbrier and Russel
chamilton -at- gr -dot- com

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