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Irish Papers Tried To Destroy The Web In 2012

McGarr Solicitors,

This year the Irish newspaper industry asserted, first tentatively and then without any equivocation, that links belonged to them. They said that they had the right to be paid to be linked to. They said they had the right to set the rates for those links, as they had set rates in the past for other forms of licensing of their intellectual property. And then they started a campaign to lobby for unauthorised linking to be outlawed.

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