Saturday, 5 January 2013

More on Irish newspaper URL nonsense

The Irish Times has issued a statement stating that it does not have a problem with people linking to its online articles, and in fact actively encourages it, describing linking as "the lifeblood of the online world". This is in contrast to the position of the National Newspapers of Ireland group position a couple of days ago, which prompted both laughter and incredulity around the world, when it asserted that URL links were copyright and that people required a license for stories to be linked to.

On that basis, here's the link to the Irish Times's full article on the issue -

Honestly, do you get the feeling that life's just too short sometimes...?!

(With thanks to the EOGN blog)


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