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Hot Maps - Framing weather charts illegal

Meteo-data demanded that people pay for links to their website. In one case they sued for framing their weather-charts. They lost. That does not keep others from trying again. As reported before, Hot Maps also send letters to people who linked to their site, demanding they pay a fee. Hot maps obtained interim injunctions against some website operators. In one case the defendant produced firm pieces of evidence that the Hot-maps website contained the statement that links to the website concerned in this lawsuit were free of charge.

The court hearing before Hamburg regional court was lifted on application of Hot Maps. Hot Maps will not make further claims in this case. 


  • August 29, 2003: Deep-Links Verfahren abgesagt,
    "Nach Angaben des Anwalts hat der Kläger, die Hot Maps GmbH, an "zahlreiche Betreiber von Homepages Abmahnungen" verschickt und teilweise auch Einstweilige Verfügungen erwirkt."

  • August 29, 2003: Rückzug des Klägers im Prozess um Deep Links, webwork-magazine:
    "Wer Links auf die Unterseiten des Stadtplan-Dienstes Hot Maps setzt, muss mit einer Abmahnung wegen Urheberrechtsverletzung seitens des Unternehmens rechnen."



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