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Jonathon W.G. Wills, is a Scottish journalist.

He is most famous as involved in a 1997 lawsuit[1] brought against him as publisher of The Shetland News.[2] The plaintiff in the case, The Shetland Times, accused Wills of stealing news stories from their site by using hyperlinks bypassing their main webpage. Using so-called "deep-web" links, Wills bypassed the framework that the Times used to publish news articles on its website, specifically the main page and the interspersed advertisements.

Wills was also the first student Rector of the University of Edinburgh, a position he came into in 1972.


  1. ^ Shetland Times, Ltd. v. Dr. Jonathan Wills and Another 1997 F.S.R. (Ct. Sess. O.H.), 24 October 1996
  2. ^ Athanasekou, P. E. (1998) "Internet and Copyright: An Introduction to Caching, Linking and Framing (Work in Progress)" The Journal of Information, Law and Technology (JILT) 1998(2):

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Preceded by
Kenneth Allsop
Rector of the University of Edinburgh
1972 – 1973
Succeeded by
Gordon Brown


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