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Friday, January 17, 2003

More on deep linking....Newsbooster, the Danish company ordered to stop deep linking to newspaper stories last July, refuses to give up. It will remove the deep links from its web pages, but allow the public to download a P2P application called Newsbrowser that contains the prohibited links. The theory is that either Newsbrowser will not be subject to the EU Copyright Directive or at least it cannot be shut down. Quoting Nicolai Lassen, Newsbooster's editor-in-chief: "Newsbooster cannot and will not accept limits on the free possibilities of the Internet. We will continue to fight for a legal ruling that recognizes the difference between a referral via a link and the copying of protected information. But in the meantime, there is Newsbrowser."