"[Authorship] of individual texts in a hypermedia environment becomes even more problematic than in the world of print." Landow - Hypertext 2.0

These are some characteristics of digital works that might impact copyright law:

1. Ease of replication

2. Ease of transmittance

3. Ease of manipulation

4. Disappearance of the work behind an interface

5. Difficulty in distinguishing between classes of works (media)

6. Potential for new classes of works


other impacts of hypertext....