Hyperlink only with permission granted
Most website pages have content protected by copyright.
Facts embodied in content are not subject to copyright protection, while the
Via copyright protection, the copyright holder has the exclusive right to
make copies of the work and to distribute copies of the work, among other
Hyperlinking to another's website, particularly to an internal page within
the website, is probably a distribution of a copy of a protected work
On the practical level, some website owners have a strong preference for
site-entry through the pages it selects.
Even websites operated by departments and agencies of the federal government
want hyperlinkers to clearly advise users that the link leads to a
government page, and not one of their own.
Hyperlinking to a website's entry page
is still an issue in flux. Most website owners want the publicity, or
we wouldn't be out on the Internet. Delighted with some of such
hyperlinks, but not comfortable with others. The jury is still out.
other topics -
patent it or not,
naming and branding
contact the firm
(all contact modes)
or call 312.419.8055
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