Ah ha! Mine isn't in the root, but it is indeed called legal.html. And the contact page is called contact.html. There is a time and a place for originality. Maybe some robots have got legacy code dating from 2002 that kicks in when they see the name.
:: vague mental association with online form I once filled out to auto-generate a suitably nasty but wholly law-abiding letter to former landlord ::
There used to be sites
The w3 page has four links. One times out, one leads to a parked domain, one exists but no longer seems to have what the link promises ... and the fourth runs through a batch of questions that I thought were none of their business and made me want to sic my legal department on 'em, so I left.
Well, I hope they enjoy my page. It starts out with a lengthy quotation from a 1787 student newspaper. Surely this can't help but be beneficial to the robot.