RE: [CH] Passport Site

Matt Kraft (
Tue, 2 Jun 1998 11:26:54 -0400

Legal Smegal.... 

	I say fight fire with fire Mary... If you want, stoop to my
level (Get a ladder)
	and change the address of the pages that they are referenceing
with somthing to the
	following effect is illegally referencing my site. I find them
guilty of being
	 weenies and suggest you link to Yahoo at this address ....

	Yeah this is not nice and is very non-diplomatic but >:) its fun

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bill Oakes []
> Sent:	Tuesday, June 02, 1998 9:59 AM
> To:	Chile-Heads Digest
> Subject:	[CH] Passport Site
> At the risk of angering El Grande, allow me to view this whole
> situation re:
> Passport from a slightly different angle - the user (yes, THAT guy (or
> gal)).
> I found the site to actually be quite usable.  It gives an overview of
> any
> item referenced, as well as clearly (although, granted, in smaller
> letters...but highlighted in red) pointing out the source site for
> said
> info.  Because of this, copyright infringement would be difficult to
> prove,
> imho.
> I then jumped to the main page, and looked at other subjects of
> interest,
> and found reasonably solid reference sites for those subjects.  Not as
> solid
> as a yahoo search, but for a user that doesn't know how to manipulate
> a
> search site, this is a good start point.
> From a <non> legal standpoint, one could argue that there is a privacy
> infringement, by referencing sites w/o permission ("this is my site,
> you
> need my permission to reference it" point of view).  While
> understandable,
> if one tried to enforce that view, one would then have to forbid
> Yahoo,
> Altavista, Excite, etc to reference the infringed site during any user
> searches.  I'm not sure that any webmaster would like that.
> "Of course, that's just my opinion.  I could be wrong."
> Bill Oakes
> San Jose, USA