Links & Law started on November 1, 2002 and turns 5 today!!!
Since starting Links & Law in 2002, I have published
22 articles in German law
journals, most of them related to hyperlink and search engine law, I have
updated this website more than 50 times and have written more than
entries in German. All
four Links & Law websites (.com /.de /
.org) together had 720.000
visitors last year. I expect them to have about 1.000.000 this year. When I
began work on Links & Law in September 2002, I had hoped for 100 visitors a week
and had never expected that Links & Law would become such a long running
project. For those who don't know, I earn my money as a civil servant and I'm
currently concerned with the law of severely disabled persons! So I'm probably
one of the most popular "hobby internet law experts." Thanks to Links & Law I
have been invited to Brussels
to attend an EC funded project
(Legal-IST) dealing inter alia with the liability of internet intermediaries, I
have been the chairman of one of the workshops in an international internet law
conference, and was contacted by many people over the years, including students, law
professors, webmasters, attorneys, radio stations and newspapers.
It is still
very exciting to see how internet law in general and search engine law in
particular develops. So Links & Law probably will continue for a few more years.
currently experimenting with blogger software, so there might be some changes to
Links & Law in the near future.
I very much welcome any suggestions for
the future development of Links & Law and joined projects.
So happy birthday Links & Law!