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About this section:

Since the beginning of the legal discussion about links and search engines in 1996 a lot has been written about this subject. I will present an overview about material in English and German.

Please send me an e-mail, if you find any material not yet mentioned here.

At this point of the "Links & Law Project" I'm not able to provide much information about material in French or in Dutch, although I know that a lot of it exists. If you want to become part of the project and work on a subsection about resources in other languages, please drop me a line.


There are a lot of other websites, which provide an overview over resources on the ongoing debate about hyperlinks. I want to name only a few here. The best in my opinion is the Bechtold Link Controversy Page. It covers some aspects, this site does not, e.g. links to material in French.  

Other webistes that may be worth a look are:




Latest News - Update 71

Legal trouble for YouTube in Germany

Germany: Employer may google job applicant

EU: Consultation on the E-Commerce-Directive

WIPO Paper on tradmarks and the internet

The ECJ and the AdWords Cases



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