Dan Kennedy breaks the news that GateHouse Media will sue the New York Times Co. over the way the Globe's Your Town sites (starting with Newton) allegedly violate GateHouse's intellectual property rights by selling ads on pages with links to GateHouse articles.
Whoa. I make money from ads on pages with links to GateHouse articles, so effective immediately, I won't be linking to any more articles on GateHouse sites. It's a shame, GateHouse papers do some good work and they seemed to understand how the Web is built, but the last thing I need is to defend myself from a lawsuit over hyperlinks (and yeah, I'm probably being melodramatic; GateHouse could have sued me long ago, but their links aren't worth that much trouble to me). So, GateHouse, how come you haven't sued Google yet?