Jonathon W. G. Wills
Wills is chiefly famous for his involvement in a notable lawsuit in 1997 brought against him as publisher of The Shetland News website. The plaintiff in the case, The Shetland Times, accused Wills' company, Zetnews Ltd., of infringing their copyright by using hyperlinks which bypassed their main webpage. Using so-called "deep linking", Wills bypassed the framework that the Times used to publish news articles on its website, specifically the main page and the interspersed advertisements. The case was settled out of court with the Shetland News agreeing to acknowledge any Shetland Times story which appeared on its website.
Wills was also the first student Rector of the University of Edinburgh, a position he achieved in 1972.
- Shetland Times Ltd. v. ZetNews Ltd. 1997 F.S.R. (Ct. Sess. O.H.), 24 October 1996
- Athanasekou, P. E. (1998) "Internet and Copyright: An Introduction to Caching, Linking and Framing (Work in Progress)" The Journal of Information, Law and Technology (JILT) 1998(2): Archived 18 December 2010 at WebCite
- Shetland Times
- Editors Feud Over Whether Linking Is Stealing article from the New York Times
- Scottish link suit settled at Archive.is (archived 2013-01-21) news story from CNet regarding suit settlement.
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