February 27, 2002 9:00 AM PST
EFF enters image-linking debate
A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partly agreed, allowing postings of thumbnail sketches but not in-line links. Such links open a window to display an image from another site but make it look as if it is part of the current Web page. The EFF asked the 9th Circuit to reconsider that decision, saying it would extend copyright law to all linking on the Internet, a prospect EFF attorney Fred von Lohmann called "a nightmare."