Re: Linking to other's pages

Subject: Re: Linking to other's pages
From: Tracy Boyington <tboyi -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG>
Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 13:48:47 +0000

> Another issue: from what Arlen wrote, it seems that Microsoft has linked
> to a *service* that Ticketmaster provides, not just a flat informational
> page like most web pages are. Since it's a service, I think getting
> permission is necessary. I still question whether linking to an
> information page needs permission.
> That's my opinion.

My opinion is that Ticketmaster is not the model I'm going to follow
for anything I do. Nor is Microsoft. Although I'd be financially
better off if I did...

Anyway, I think it's silly to put something on the web, advertise it
and ask people to visit, and then get peeved when people don't visit
it exactly as you intended. What if I bookmarked a page two layers
down instead of going back to their home page every time? Would they
cut me off, too?

If it had been a non-advertised, not-meant-for-public-consumption site,
or if Seattle Sidewalk had been making false statements about the
site, that would be a different story IMHO.


Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Vocational & Technical Education
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

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