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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    I'm evil

    You may not link to this site without prior written permission from ExxonMobil
    ExxonMobil

    Can they stop you from linking to their site? If you publish information on
    a public network, can you prohibit people from reading it?

    http://www.dontlink.com/

    http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/deeplinking.html
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    the reason is they have limited bandwidth, and with you linking thier site, everyone is going to visit and chew it up... either giving them a huge bill, or temporarily preventing them from displaying their site.....

    [edit] thats one of the reasons, but i dont see why huge corps. are saying no... unless its for legallity purposes. [/edit]
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    well all they can do is sue you.. or press criminal charges but im not gonna tell..

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    Wouldnt that make Google a criminal since they link to plenty of Exxon Mobil websites?

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...=Google+Search
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    CXG made a good point. Why a spyder can make links to it and we cant?
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    Originally posted here by cacosapo
    CXG made a good point. Why a spyder can make links to it and we cant?
    It doesnt look like they have a robots.txt on http://www.exxonmobil.com so the spiders can go there.
    N00b> STFU i r teh 1337 (english: You must be mistaken, good sir or madam. I believe myself to be quite a good player. On an unrelated matter, I also apparently enjoy math.)

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    Actually, some one I know via internet has written up somthing on this...

    http://members.limitless.org/~brianj/geowar.html

    Some one from Geocities wanted somthing that one of the people put up (he gives space to some people he knows, I've never really asked about it) to be removed from the internet because they didn't agree with it's agressive position against them or somthing.

    This website follows the same problem in suit with their TAC.

    They can't stop you, because they have no right to stop you.
    Hi.

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