New York Times sued over Boston.com’s linking practice

In this CNET article, GateHouse Media object on the grounds of copyright infringement because the NYT uses the headline and first sentence, but their real gripe is that it links directly to the article, not to the front page, and they are losing advertising revenue.

The NYT should link the articles to the front page via an intermediate page that explains why the reader is not arriving where he expects to go, and offering a link to Gatehouse where they can complain.  Within two weeks, Gatehouse would be begging for the original situation to be restored.

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