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Are links with comments allowed in your company website ?
Thread poster: Andrea Appel

Andrea Appel
Local time: 15:22
English to German
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Mar 4, 2005


I would like to have some information about the rules/laws on adding links to your website. If I find for example an interesting article/reference/or business is it okay to just add this website address to your website or do I need a written consent from the owner or business, writer ect. And how about making comments regarding the specific link?
Thank you very much!

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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:22
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The important detail is the link Mar 5, 2005

Hi Andrea

I don't know about rules, rights and laws about this, but I have noticed that as long as you quote[b] exactly what is being said giving [b]the link it's fine.
What is not right is quoting without references to the website where it was found or quoting too long extracts.

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:22
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The link must open in a new window Mar 5, 2005

It is not acceptable to add a link to an extern page which opens as part of your frame strukture, instead the page must open as a new seperate window in the browser. Otherwise the rule of the right of free expression of opinion apply, as long as its no insult.

[Edited at 2005-03-05 02:50]

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Derek Gill Franßen  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:22
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There are several styles... Mar 5, 2005

I find these links very helpful: (based on the Chicago Manual of Style)

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Andrea Appel
Local time: 15:22
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Thank you all! Mar 5, 2005

The information provided is very helpful. Especially Dereks links (-:
Now that I know that my website won`t lack on information (-;
Thanks again,

Have a great weekend!

[Edited at 2005-03-05 13:47]

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