ISSUE-25: What to say in defense of principle that deep linking is not an illegal act?

deepLinking-25

What to say in defense of principle that deep linking is not an illegal act?

State:
OPEN
Product:
Raised by:
Dan Connolly
Opened on:
2002-07-05
Description:
Strawman from Tim Bray:
The architecture of the World Wide Web does not support the notion of a "home page" or a "gateway page", and any effort in law to pretend otherwise is therefore bad policy. The publication of a Uniform Resource Identifier is, in the architecture of the Web, a statement that a resource is available for retrieval. The technical protocols which are used for Web interaction provide a variety of means for site operators to control access, including password protection and the requirement that users take a particular route to a page. It would be appropriate to bring the law to bear against those who violate these protocols. It is not appropriate to use it in the case where information consumers are using the Web according to its published rules of operation.

See finding:
"Deep Linking" in the World Wide Web (11 Sep 2003)
http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/deeplinking-20030911

agreed on 7 Feb 2003
http://www.w3.org/2003/02/06-tag-summary#deepLinking-25

see also additional background in earlier issue tracker
http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/issues.html#deepLinking-25
Related Actions Items:
Related emails:
  1. Summary and minutes of the 12-13 June 2013 Advisory Board face-to-face meeting (from coralie@w3.org on 2013-07-18)
  2. Agenda for TAG teleconference of 30 August 2012 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2012-08-28)
  3. Minutes of 2012-08-23 TAG telcon (from jeni@jenitennison.com on 2012-08-28)
  4. Re: Agenda for TAG teleconference of 23 August 2012 (from ashok.malhotra@oracle.com on 2012-08-23)
  5. Agenda for TAG teleconference of 23 August 2012 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2012-08-22)
  6. Re: Preliminary agenda for TAG call of 2 Aug 2012 (from rees@mumble.net on 2012-08-02)
  7. Preliminary agenda for TAG call of 2 Aug 2012 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2012-07-31)
  8. Agenda for TAG teleconference of 19 July 2012 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2012-07-19)
  9. Draft TAG minutes from telcon of 2012-06-21 (from ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson) on 2012-06-28)
  10. Agenda for TAG teleconference of 21 June 2012 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2012-06-19)
  11. There will be no TAG teleconference tomorrow, 29 March 2012 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2012-03-28)
  12. Re: Preliminary TAG F2F Agenda ready for review (from jeni@jenitennison.com on 2012-03-22)
  13. Preliminary TAG F2F Agenda ready for review (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2012-03-21)
  14. Agenda for TAG F2F 4-6 January 2012 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-12-30)
  15. Agenda for TAG teleconference of 1 December 2011 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-11-29)
  16. Agenda for TAG F2F meeting: 13-15 September 2011 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-09-05)
  17. Minutes for September 1 Telcon (from jeni@jenitennison.com on 2011-09-04)
  18. Very preliminary agenda and required reading for 13-15 Sept. 2011 TAG F2F now available (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-08-30)
  19. ISSUE-25: 'Browse wrap' (from jar@creativecommons.org on 2011-06-05)
  20. Agenda for the TAG teleconference of 28 April 2011 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-04-27)
  21. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from ashok.malhotra@oracle.com on 2011-04-15)
  22. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from rigo@w3.org on 2011-04-14)
  23. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from Daniel.Appelquist@vodafone.com on 2011-04-14)
  24. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from ashok.malhotra@oracle.com on 2011-04-14)
  25. RE: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from masinter@adobe.com on 2011-04-13)
  26. Agenda for TAG Teleconference of 14 April 2011 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-04-12)
  27. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from Daniel.Appelquist@vodafone.com on 2011-04-12)
  28. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from rigo@w3.org on 2011-04-12)
  29. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from Daniel.Appelquist@vodafone.com on 2011-04-12)
  30. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from paul@hoplahup.net on 2011-04-12)
  31. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from Daniel.Appelquist@vodafone.com on 2011-04-12)
  32. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from rigo@w3.org on 2011-04-12)
  33. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from paul@hoplahup.net on 2011-04-12)
  34. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp on 2011-04-12)
  35. Re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from rigo@w3.org on 2011-04-11)
  36. Draft TAG minutes for telcon of 2011-03-31 are available (from ylafon@w3.org on 2011-04-01)
  37. Agenda for TAG teleconference of 31 March 2011 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-03-29)
  38. Agenda for the 17 March 2011 TAG telcon (from jar@creativecommons.org on 2011-03-15)
  39. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from nathan@webr3.org on 2011-03-11)
  40. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from me@aaronsw.com on 2011-03-11)
  41. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from jar@creativecommons.org on 2011-03-11)
  42. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2011-03-11)
  43. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from david@dbooth.org on 2011-03-11)
  44. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from robin@berjon.com on 2011-03-11)
  45. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from ylafon@w3.org on 2011-03-11)
  46. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from me@aaronsw.com on 2011-03-11)
  47. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from me@aaronsw.com on 2011-03-11)
  48. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from jar@creativecommons.org on 2011-03-11)
  49. RE: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from joshuaa@microsoft.com on 2011-03-11)
  50. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from david@dbooth.org on 2011-03-11)
  51. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from me@aaronsw.com on 2011-03-11)
  52. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from ashok.malhotra@oracle.com on 2011-03-11)
  53. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from jeni@jenitennison.com on 2011-03-11)
  54. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from ashok.malhotra@oracle.com on 2011-03-11)
  55. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from jar@creativecommons.org on 2011-03-11)
  56. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson) on 2011-03-11)
  57. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson) on 2011-03-11)
  58. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp on 2011-03-11)
  59. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from rigo@w3.org on 2011-03-10)
  60. Re: Agenda for TAG teleconference of 10 March 2011 (from ashok.malhotra@oracle.com on 2011-03-10)
  61. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp on 2011-03-10)
  62. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from rigo@w3.org on 2011-03-10)
  63. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from derhoermi@gmx.net on 2011-03-10)
  64. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from robin@berjon.com on 2011-03-09)
  65. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from david@dbooth.org on 2011-03-09)
  66. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-03-09)
  67. RE: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from masinter@adobe.com on 2011-03-09)
  68. Agenda for TAG teleconference of 10 March 2011 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-03-09)
  69. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from robin@berjon.com on 2011-03-09)
  70. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-03-09)
  71. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson) on 2011-03-09)
  72. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from henry.story@bblfish.net on 2011-03-09)
  73. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from ashok.malhotra@oracle.com on 2011-03-09)
  74. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-03-09)
  75. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson) on 2011-03-09)
  76. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from jar@creativecommons.org on 2011-03-09)
  77. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from Daniel.Appelquist@vodafone.com on 2011-03-09)
  78. Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from henry.story@bblfish.net on 2011-03-09)
  79. Fwd: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking (from timbl@w3.org on 2011-03-09)
  80. Draft minutes of the 8-10 February 2011 TAG F2F Meeting are now available (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-02-21)
  81. Draft minutes of the 8-10 February 2011 TAG F2F Meeting are now available (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-02-21)
  82. Re: API Minimization and User Control [was: Re: DanA: what are you likely to have ready for the F2F] (from Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com on 2011-02-02)
  83. API Minimization and User Control [was: Re: DanA: what are you likely to have ready for the F2F] (from Daniel.Appelquist@vodafone.com on 2011-02-02)
  84. Re: DanA: what are you likely to have ready for the F2F (from ashok.malhotra@oracle.com on 2011-02-02)
  85. Re: DanA: what are you likely to have ready for the F2F (from Daniel.Appelquist@vodafone.com on 2011-02-02)
  86. Re: DanA: what are you likely to have ready for the F2F (from jar@creativecommons.org on 2011-01-31)
  87. Re: Draft minutes of TAG telcon of 2011-01-20 available (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-01-30)
  88. Draft minutes of TAG telcon of 2011-01-20 available (from ylafon@w3.org on 2011-01-30)
  89. Re: DanA: what are you likely to have ready for the F2F (from ashok.malhotra@oracle.com on 2011-01-30)
  90. DanA: what are you likely to have ready for the F2F (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2011-01-29)
  91. Re: URIs, deep linking, framing, adapting and related concerns (from nathan@webr3.org on 2010-12-16)
  92. Re: URIs, deep linking, framing, adapting and related concerns (from jar@creativecommons.org on 2010-12-16)
  93. proposed legal restriction on right to link (from jar@creativecommons.org on 2010-12-13)
  94. Draft minutes of the TAG teleconference, 2 December 2010 (from daniel.appelquist@vodafone.com on 2010-12-03)
  95. Quick review of context of Thinh's visit (from jar@creativecommons.org on 2010-12-01)
  96. Agenda for the TAG teleconference of 2 Dec. 2010 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2010-11-30)
  97. Re: Agenda for TAG teleconference of 6 May 2010 (from jar@creativecommons.org on 2010-05-05)
  98. Agenda for TAG teleconference of 6 May 2010 (from nrm@arcanedomain.com on 2010-05-04)
  99. Re: Deep linking barriers in the UK: The Royal Mail (from connolly@w3.org on 2010-04-22)
  100. Re: Interesting post relating to Deep Linking (from connolly@w3.org on 2010-04-22)
  101. TAG Members: please reviews status of issues you 'shepherd' by Monday, 8 March (from noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com on 2010-03-03)
  102. Draft minutes for TAG telecon of 2009-10-22 (from jar@creativecommons.org on 2009-10-24)
  103. Minutes of 3 November 2003 TAG teleconference (from on 2003-11-15)
  104. Minutes of 15-17 November 2003 TAG face-to-face meeting in Shin-Yokohama, Japan (from on 2003-11-15)
  105. (from on 2003-11-03)
  106. Minutes of 6-8 October 2003 TAG face-to-face meeting in Bristol (from on 2003-10-08)
  107. Minutes of 15 September 2003 TAG teleconference (from on 2003-09-15)
  108. Minutes of 15 September 2003 TAG teleconference (from on 2003-09-15)
  109. Minutes of 17 Feb 2003 TAG teleconference (from on 2003-02-17)
  110. Minutes of 6-7 Feb 2003 TAG ftf meeting (from on 2003-02-07)
  111. Minutes of 6-7 Feb 2003 TAG ftf meeting (from on 2003-02-07)
  112. [Minutes] 09 Sep 2002 TAG teleconf (from Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM> on 2002-09-09)
  113. Minutes of 30 August 2002 TAG teleconference (from on 2002-08-30)
  114. Minutes of 22 July 2002 TAG teleconference (from on 2002-07-22)
  115. Potential wild-card issue outside W3C: legality of deep linking (from Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> on 2002-07-05)

Related notes:

I'm not sure the chair has formally accepted a proposal to re-open this issue on the basis of new information, but actions on closed issues don't show up in the top part of the agenda planning page, so I'm moving this to "RAISED".

Dan Connolly, 12 Nov 2009, 20:34:14

Tim was down as shepherd, but I think that's due to a default, not an active choice.

Dan Connolly, 4 Mar 2010, 14:00:40

[DanC]: another case: http://www.glazman.org/weblog/dotclear/index.php?post/2010/05/31/Bill-Gates-and-the-Web

31 May 2010, 15:59:16

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