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RE: Deep Linkage

by spectre (Scribe)
on Jul 21, 2000 at 04:35 UTC ( #23516=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Deep Linkage

The legality (And morality, in my opinion) is that ANYTHING posted to the internet is public domain as far as linking goes.
I am in total agreement here, BBQ, once it's posted to the WWW (Legally declared a public place) it's fair game to use for a link.
Being as I work for a company for which this is an issue (My company aggregates data, that is to say we search multiple other sites and show the customers all the data we collect), this topic has been tossed around here alot.

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RE: RE: Deep Linkage
by BBQ (Deacon) on Jul 21, 2000 at 05:11 UTC
    Well put spectre. I guess the point I was trying to make was more on the self-image (or too much of it) than the legal aspects of deep linking some monk's image. But yes, I guess that was part of what came up in the discussion in the chatter-box. Therefor, not only should people take the usage of their image more lightly, but they should respect the way the internet works!

    I can see this topic branching in several different directions, la a good OLD Slashdot thread: warez vs. free software, Napster and MP3's, comercial deep linkage without credit, and even more personal aspects of what happened to me... I mean, I could be highly offended by being associated with "Distorted Youth" (WTF do those guys do anyway???) but I'm not! I found it amusing. Even if they HAD, let say, altered my image, or refered to my pic as being an example of how ugly one can be, I still wouldn't be offended.

    I have come to learn that its better to laugh with people, than laugh at people. Even when you're the one being made fun of. Life's too short to get all pissed and prissy with small issues like these.

    # Trust no1!
      It is far beyond your right or place, to tell another person what they may, or may not be offended by. I will be offended by anything that offends me, and it is ridiculous to suggest that your way is automatically superior. Is it wrong of me to remove my image in protest of something I dislike?
      Paris Sinclair    |    4a75737420416e6f74686572    |    205065726c204861636b6572
        No where did BBQ say that you can't be offended by deep linking (or whatever your beef is). Neither did he say that he (or his opinion) was superior to you...relax, you're among friends.

        Updated for clarity's sake, so that Aigh can understand what I'm trying to say, updates are underlined:

        ... and it is ridiculous to suggest that your way is automatically superior...

        Well, I wasn't talking about you, Aigh, in that specific node, I was speaking on my behalf, about my beliefs. But, hey, if you, Aigh, feel the need to discuss this, why not? I'm open to diverse ideas. You, Aigh, know for a fact that I will backdown when I see a point. I've done it in the chatterbox in previous conversations between us, you and I. If you, Aigh, can make a valid statement, I will agree. What I disagree with is the automatically superior crap, I mean, if you (anyone) don't have a point (and therefor think that you (anyone) are right), then why make one at all? If its not intended as humor, I can see no use in arguing when you, Aigh, think someone else has a superior way. Does that make any sense, or did it sound like bable?

        ... Is it wrong of me to remove my image in protest of something I dislike? ...

        Oh, do you, Aigh, mean like removing your posts when you, Aigh, see people are voting you, Aigh, down? Yes I think it's wrong. I've been wondering if you'd do that here too if people start voting you, Aigh, down. (and I beleive they have started already)

        # Trust no1!

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