Large Chicago law firm Jones Day is suing a tiny Internet startup called BlockShopper over the use of the humble hyperlink. But BlockShopper has picked up a pair of allies in the form of the EFF and Public Citizen, and the two groups jointly filed an amici curiae brief with the court that points out the obvious: "linking is what web sites do—that is, after all, why it is called the 'World Wide Web'."

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Ars Technica