Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Threatened Over Framing of Website
What about the case law? Websites that frame the content of other sites were initially perceived as stealing the other site’s content. One court found framing to be a copyright infringement because the process resulted in an unauthorized modification of the linked site. (Futuredontics Inc. v. Applied Anagramic Inc.) In another case, The Washington Post, CNN, and several other news companies sued a website, TotalNews, which framed their news content. Under the terms of a settlement agreement, TotalNews agreed to stop framing and agreed to use text-only links. Inlining and framing are often used together when displaying thumbnails of search engine results. The Ninth Circuit has ruled that such uses are fair use. There's more on the subject in this article and here's a summary of some international rulings.