heini - 9:16 pm on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)
Some very good points here, Rumbas. I was referring (without really saying so though) to deeplinking to news databases.
Consequences are merely related to search engines. Who knows, perhaps here is one of the reasons why Google only does english news so far.
Gilbert Wayenbourgh from Deepindex who have just put up a french language news engine is well aware of the problem. They have a routine installed where interested parties can request to drop any litings to their material immediately.
What has been in court so far has been decided on a case by case basis. I do not think the final word is spoken in this matter.
Anyway, consequences for "normal" webmasters? zilch as far as I can see.