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Updated: 2018-01-25T09:04:34.204-08:00


Jonathan,I don't mind people linking to my works, ...



I don't mind people linking to my works, but this particular link seems to have been incorporated into a form of advertising. I usually put a CC license on everything with "attribution" and "non-commercial." This seems to be neither. The link doesn't have my name, it just says "Commentary." And it's under a heading that says: Rosettabooks Connections, as if I have any connection with the company -- I don't. I have to say that it's a mixed emotion for me, because it's flattering in a way.

I do appreciate some requests or "heads ups" about links. For example, if someone is linking to something of mine as part of a course the request (or information) is a reminder to me that there are people depending on my not changing the locations of those items in the middle of a semester. It also lets me know how my work is being used, and it's nice to know that.

I was once at a seminar where I proposed that web links should be bi-directional. I thought they should work like the "see also from" references in authority records. No one agreed with me. But if the link were bi-directional I could create a web of pages that link to mine -- basically, my own personal Google page rank. I would like that -- I would like to know when people are linking to me because it tells me both about my work and about how it is affecting others. (p.s. searching for a site on search engines doesn't work well)

Hm, do you think that someone should (even just fo...


Hm, do you think that someone should (even just for politeness) ask permission before linking to a public web page?

That surprises me. To me a link is really only a citation (albeit one which magically takes you to the work cited--so long as it's still there), and just like a citation, no permission is or should be needed (by either law or even courtesy) to cite or link to your work, which you've made publically available.

Whenever I see people asking permission to link to something, or expressing the opinion that permission should be obtained--I'm always a bit surprised, and think they don't 'get' it. But I'm even more surprised to find you appearing in this role, Karen!

Jonathan Rochkind