Christopher Fahey
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Works in Brooklyn United States of America

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BIO
Christopher Fahey has been making computer games and graphics since childhood, and he continues to experiment with new ideas in computer art and design. He is the creative force behind the online laboratories http://www.graphpaper.com and http://www.askrom.com. Christopher is a founding partner of Behavior, a New York-based interaction design firm, where he serves as the Information Architecture practice lead. He has led many interactive productions as an art director, game designer, interface designer, and information architect. Christopher graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art in 1993 with a focus on interactive sculptures and installations, and has worked in the new media business ever since.
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Re: Re:hypertext work


> I like the work of michael atavar. it's simple, delicate and
> poetic. check out 'thethingasitis'.
> http://www.atavar.com/thethingasitis/

Yes, this work is pretty great. Subtle and thoughtful. I love not
clicking! And I agree with the concepts, too, of enjoying computer
colors for what they are (his colors are similar to the default colors
on the Commodore 64).

-Cf

[christopher eli fahey]
art: http://www.graphpaper.com
sci: http://www.askrom.com
biz: http://www.behaviordesign.com

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: the upgrade


> keep on w/ the force (don't stop),

Damn, I wish I was in NYC that day! Instead I was in Hollywood. Go
figure.

I've been meaning to make it to the upgrade for a while. At least I
still made it into last week's net.art society pages. Please introduce
yourself to this guy if you see him around somewhere:
http://www.mteww.com/rhiz_benefit_feb_03/index-Pages/Image34.html

Don't stop till you get enuf!

-Cf

[christopher eli fahey]
art: http://www.graphpaper.com
sci: http://www.askrom.com
biz: http://www.behaviordesign.com

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RE: RHIZOME_RARE: Linking vs. Plagiarizing (Re: Turbulence.org)


For the record, if I were Curt I would've just changed the link, but I'm
a total pushover.

Here's a great article about the current legal status of deep linking,
from the 2001 Berkely Technology Law Journal:

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"LINK LAW REVISITED: INTERNET LINKING LAW AT FIVE YEARS"
By Mark Sableman
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/journals/btlj/articles/vol16/sableman/sablem
an.pdf

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B. Deep Linking

Perhaps the most curious of all anti-linking theories is the one that
holds "deep linking" unlawful. While this theory seems to loom large in
popular discussions, it does not yet have legal support in the United
States, and courts have addressed the theory with skepticism.

Most websites have a central "home" page to which all subsidiary pages
are linked. Website publishers probably expect users to visit their site
through this home page "front door," and to move around the website
using the website's own links to subsidiary pages. With this
expectation, many website publishers post introductory material-possibly
including third-party paid banner advertisements, and special teasers
and highlights relating to their own site-on that home page. Website
publishers expect that most website visitors will encounter those
advertisements or special highlights before going further into the
website's subsidiary pages.

In practice, however, anyone who reaches a subsidiary page may re-cord
the URL of that page and use it as a hyperlink, thus enabling others to
bypass the website's front door and go to the subsidiary page of
inter-est. Such links are known as "deep linking" because they link
directly to a subsidiary page "deep" within a website. Is such linking
unlawful?

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-Cf

[christopher eli fahey]
art: http://www.graphpaper.com
sci: http://www.askrom.com
biz: http://www.behaviordesign.com

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Arcangel/Data Diaries


> > Simple civil disobedience ought to suffice here.

Dyske wrote:
> If civil disobedience is your principle, you must be willing
> to take the legal penalty that comes with it. You cannot
> simply wait for a real threat and retreat; that's not civil
> disobedience.

I agree. I was actually assuming that Turbulence would most likely
*not* pursue legal action against Curt, which is what makes the civil
disobedience "simple" in this case.

Maybe I'm naive, but my guess is that:
1) Turbulence would not want to pursue a weak anti-fair-use lawsuit
(deep linking is rude, but not illegal)
2) Turbulence would not desire to raise a big legal stink with a nice
but outspoken chap like Curt.
3) Turbulence probably doesn't have a legal department with enough
free time/budget to care about this anyway.

I didn't mean to suggest that Curt should pull down the site as soon as
the legal threats arrived. I was simply pointing out that he pulled it
down even though no legal threat existed or (in my opinion) was ever
likely to materialize. And even if it did materialize, Curt would
probably win. Pre-emptive surrender, as they say.

-Cf

[christopher eli fahey]
art: http://www.graphpaper.com
sci: http://www.askrom.com
biz: http://www.behaviordesign.com

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Arcangel/Data Diaries


> Our link to Cory's piece has regretfully been removed
> altogether perforce.

Curt, had you considered keeping your original deep link on Deep/Young
and simply ignoring/refusing Turbulence's request to change the link?
Although her message was a bit brusque, it's not like Jo-Anne's request
was anything like the insidious surly legal notices typically sent by
Big CorporationsT to intimidate innocent fair-users.

You don't have to martyr yourself to make a political statement. Just
leave the site as is, with the deep link, and wait for someone to
actually threaten you with something real. Simple civil disobedience
ought to suffice here.

Remember, you are in the right here, at least legally*. You don't have
to include copyrights and credits for "fair use".

-Cf

[christopher eli fahey]
art: http://www.graphpaper.com
sci: http://www.askrom.com
biz: http://www.behaviordesign.com

* I am not a lawyer.