Look Before You Link to Other Web Sites
The internet often reminds me of a giant kaleidoscope with its colorful maze linking users from one Web site to another.The internet often reminds me of a giant kaleidoscope with its colorful maze linking users from one Web site to another. But beware as you go about making your site part of the maze. Connecting your site to others by linking and framing has some black-and-white pitfalls. Though the legal issues are still evolving, two biggies include potential copyright and trademark infringement. When linking other sites to yours, try not to use a graphic or a picture from the other site without permission, especially the other sites logo or trademark. Doing so may mislead people into believing that the other site actually endorses yours. In addition, avoid linking to a site that is sharing copyrighted material without permission. By doing so, you might be contributing to possible infringement. And, hey, just for funreview the terms and conditions of the target site for any tasty morsels of linking info that you should probably follow.
As for protecting your own site from unwanted linking, you may want to surf the Net periodically using targeted searches to identify unacceptable sites linking to yours that could upset your advertisers, your users or your company. If you find one, consider contacting that site and asking its operator to remove your link. In addition, if your logo is being used for linking purposes on any site, you may want to do the same. Posting some terms and conditions for linking to your site probably wouldnt hurt, either.