Legal restrictions on hyperlinking…

There’s an interesting article at the moment over at The New York Times about a legal restriction on hyperlinking, which is pertinent to the KPMG debacle. One instance in which it is now illegal to link to something (in the US at least) runs as follows: “There had to be clear and convincing evidence that the person responsible for the link (a) knew at the time that the offending technology is on the linked-to site, (b) knew that the offending technology is illegal under the D.M.C.A., and (c) created or maintained the link for the “purpose” of disseminating the tainted code.” This refers to the distribution of DeCSS information that breaks the copy-protection on DVDs.