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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 19, 2012 Sites receive legal threats for linking: What If The Google Penguin Update Inadvertently Killed The Web As We Know It?
QUOTE: I’m not suggesting Google has some plot to kill the web. However, many businesses rely on Google and people are freaking out about backlinks. Some are going so far as to threaten legal action if links are not removed. Links. If such legal action ever resulted in the outlawing of links in any capacity, the web as we know it could be put into great jeopardy. People would be afraid to link. I don’t think Google intends for anything like that to happen, but people don’t always respond to things in the most rational of ways.
WebProNews Dec 06, 2010 Can you defame someone with a hyperlink?
QUOTE: Crookes says that, by linking to defamatory articles, Newton became a "publisher" of that material. It's an argument that raises questions about the nature of the hyperlink. Does it "incorporate" all the linked material into the original post? Is it a suggestion to go read the linked piece? Is it merely a bibliographic footnote?
Ars Technica Nov 22, 2008 New Paid Links Service Sparks More Debate: And the Gloves Come Off...
QUOTE: Quite a storm of debate has erupted over a new service called InLinks - essentially a paid text link service that allegedly makes it hard for Google (and other search engines) to detect them.
WebProNews Sep 25, 2008 Clickjacking: Researchers raise alert for scary new cross-browser exploit
QUOTE: a scary new browser exploit/threat affecting all the major desktop platforms....when you visit a malicious website and the attacker is able to take control of the links that your browser visits.
ZDnet Oct 25, 2007 Google Slams Paid Links? Good or Bad?
QUOTE: Another under-the-radar-of-the-real-world blog firestorm erupted yesterday over high profile page rank drops. Google dropped visible PR of many blogs and mainstream news sites presumably as a penalty for selling links.
WebProNews Aug 02, 2006 Fake Web sites: Don't buy into the lie
QUOTE: Your e-mail inbox probably overflows with eager offers to part you and your money. Many are from scammers looking to score information so they can dip their greedy fingers into your bank accounts.
Bankrate.com Apr 06, 2006 Yahoo Implicated In Spyware Click Fraud
QUOTE: Advertisers who expect their Overture ad campaigns to run with certain Yahoo Searches may be surprised to find their ads running in syndicated spyware applications that render each impression as an ad click the advertiser must pay.
WebProNews Apr 02, 2006 Hook, Line and Sucker: Personalized Phishing Scams Use Customers' Names to Attract Attention
QUOTE: From urgent warnings...to look-alike Web sites and logos, most phishing spams are ...designed to convince the naive, gullible or unthinking to do one thing -- click that link and give up a password or other confidential info.
Washington Post Mar 16, 2006 In Game of Click and Mouse, Advertisers Come Up Empty
QUOTE: Radiator.com pays only when people click on the links. After analyzing where and when each click came from, auditing firm ClickFacts Inc. estimated that 35 percent of the referrals that Radiator paid Google for stemmed from bogus traffic. Likewise, 17 percent of the leads that came from Yahoo search results were illegitimate.
Washington Post Mar 09, 2006 AdWords Addresses Click Fraud Questions
QUOTE: Google also sees a problem with all invalid clicks being called fraudulent. Many clicks happen due to other causes, like someone double-clicking on an ad.
WebProNews Oct 27, 2005 Google Bowling: How Competitors Can Sabotage You; What Google Should Do About It
QUOTE: It's called Google Bowling and it represents a gaping flaw in Google's system that allows your competitors to sabotage your site to the point of getting it banned or penalized.
WebProNews May 02, 2005 Phone (don't click) for your free credit report
QUOTE: An estimated 50 impostor domains are active and luring unsuspecting customers to questionable sites -- including to Experian, Equifax and TransUnion sites that charge for the very same service they are offering for free.
Bankrate.com Mar 07, 2005 Phishing Is Big Business
QUOTE: Phishing, which first appeared more than 10 years ago, has grown from humble roots to become the international electronic crime of choice for amateurs and professionals alike.
eWeek Mar 03, 2005 When Good Search Engines Go Bad
QUOTE: "What Google isn't taking into account is that its market power, and the tendency of users to accept the default … will tend to create Google's version of the Web, not the users' version..."
Slate Jul 16, 2004 Actress Tries to Slap Gawkers
QUOTE: Gawker Media's sex-centric blog Fleshbot is considering removing a hyperlink to a website selling a video in which actress Cameron Diaz is seen topless. The possible move comes after the star's attorneys sent the leading blogging outfit a cease and desist letter last week.
Wired Mar 18, 2003 Does the End Justify the Means?
QUOTE: The University of Toronto's Internet Censorship Explorer permits anyone with a Web browser to test the limits of certain national and organizational Internet-blocking schemes.
Wired Jan 21, 2003 RIAA wins battle to ID Kazaa user
QUOTE: A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Verizon Communications to disclose the identity of an alleged peer-to-peer pirate in a legal decision that could make it easier for the music industry to crack down on file-swapping networks.
CNET Oct 30, 2002 Rooting Around Site With Intent?
QUOTE: Intentia, a prominent, mid-sized enterprise software vendor, says it filed a complaint on Monday with Sweden's National Criminal Investigation Department. The company claims a reporter from Reuters news service "broke into Intentia's computer systems" to obtain Intentia's third quarter 2002 financial results.
Wired Oct 08, 2002 University backs down on link ban
QUOTE: The University of California at San Diego has abandoned plans to discipline a student group for linking to an alleged terrorist Web site.
CNET May 17, 2002 Can "Deep Linking" Lead to Deep Trouble?
QUOTE: The judge [in a case involving Ticketmaster] ruled that deep links do not violate copyright law.... In a brutal advertising environment, publishers are willing to do whatever they can to generate page views -- even threaten legal action on shaky ground.
InternetNews Nov 02, 2001 Ruling a Blow for DVD Industry: Free Speech Wins Over Trade Protection
QUOTE: ...a [California] state appeals court dealt a blow Thursday to the DVD industry in its legal fight to prevent Web sites from posting software to unscramble the encryption on DVDs.
SiliconValley.com May 23, 2001 Impermissible Links: Part Two On the Legalities of Linking
QUOTE: ...linking without permission....scenarios that are likely to provoke "cease & desist" letters...
Online Journalism Review (OJR) May 15, 2001 Teachers Expelled In Test Scandal Deserve No Pity
QUOTE: ...somehow flipped our notions of child and adult responsibility. We hold kids to inflexible and idiotic zero tolerance rules...while we let grown-ups off easy for making a "mistake."
Washington Post May 01, 2001 Legal Issues for Dealing with Application Service Providers (ASPs)
QUOTE: ...ASPs raise special legal issues that any business should address before signing up for service.
Gigalaw.com Apr 20, 2001 Fraud: Affiliates Fight Back
QUOTE: On the affiliate solution provider side, it is very encouraging to see that a proactive stance is being taken against fraudulent affiliates.
Clickz.com Apr 06, 2001 Fraud: An Affiliate Epidemic
QUOTE: If you are running a pay-per-click or pay-per-lead affiliate program, there are people out there trying to rip you off.
Clickz.com Mar 21, 2001 Licensed to Link
ABSTRACT: Buyer Beware: With Linking Comes Liability
Online Journalism Review (OJR) Feb 06, 2001 Amazon Debuts Honor System
QUOTE: ...the new payment method will allow Web sites to solicit small donations from visitors or charge for content on a pay-per-view basis.
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