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KPMG says nobody can link to kpmg.com without permission



The BBB (http://www.politechbot.com/p-01823.html) and the International 
Trademark Association (http://www.politechbot.com/p-01846.html) have also 
tried to restrict weblinking. OJR.org has a summary 
(http://www.politechbot.com/p-02071.html) of the relevant law. Of course 
cease-and-desist letters from corporate "regulatory compliance" officers 
don't mean much unless they can enforce their requests in court -- and it 
seems like they can't.

I invite KPMG to reply.

-Declan

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Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 00:45:04 +0000
From: jennifer slater <gen@raettig.org>
To: declan@well.com
Subject: kpmg and shallow hyperlinking
X-UIDL: 9b6365141987b9d8eda069453877953b

hi declan,

you may or may not be interested in a story which at least seems to be
capturing the imagination of webloggers, regarding consulting firm kpmg
and their dislike of non-deep hyperlinking.

http://chris.raettig.org/email/jnl00036.html

followed up in;

http://chris.raettig.org/email/jnl00040.html


whilst not a legal threat, this is a strongly worded request for the
removal of a link to kpmg.com. and one which has provoked strong
feeling (and often amusing reaction) online since monday.





sincerely,
gen.



--
jennifer slater   gen@raettig.org
personal communications assistant to chris raettig
chris@raettig.org   http://chris.raettig.org




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