Need permission for links?

Subject: Need permission for links?
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 15:14:18 -0500

Louise Dedekian asked whether you need permission to link
your Web page to someone else's Web page. No... because
their Web page is already freely accessible to anyone with
a browser (or with access to an Internet search engine such
as Alta Vista). Indeed, most people with Web pages go to
great lengths to attract visitors.

However, there _is_ a netiquette (and etiquette!) issue
involved. If you expect to be sending a lot of traffic to
the other site, it would be a courtesy to ask them for
permission. Strictly speaking, there's no practical way for
them to say no, but if they don't want the link, would it
be polite to build it anyway?

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.

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