Re: Meta tag legalities

Subject: Re: Meta tag legalities
From: "Jelinek, Jennifer" <JJelinek -at- PLYMOUTHWATER -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 07:42:40 -0600

I wouldn't think the use of metatags is illegal...unethnical, maybe, by
not illegal. I can use my competitor's name in a cross-reference chart
or an advertisement; why would a metatag be any different? Besides, I'm
sure the great majority of lawmakers still HTML is some sort of special
interest lobby in Washington.

Jennifer Jelinek
Marketing Services Manager
Plymouth Products, Inc. Sheboygan, WI
jjelinek -at- plymouthwater -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sonja Draeger [SMTP:sdraeger -at- NORMAN -dot- COM -dot- AU]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 8:11 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Meta tag legalities
> There's a discussion going round the office about the legality of
> putting
> competitors' names in meta tags on web sites. (We don't, by the way!)
> Does
> anyone know if this is legal or not? (I suspect not.) Anyone know of
> any
> sites I can visit to find out more?
> I searched the archives for meta tags and metatag and got no matches.
> Thank you,
> Sonja
> sdraeger -at- norman -dot- com -dot- au
> Norman Data Defense Systems, Australia
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