Right to publish a link

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I published a link on the links page on one of my sites, linking to a
page on website A (not my site). I also published it on a social media
site. All positive, as I think the content is great....

(Basically "check out this cool page - www.example.com/coolpage.htm")

I got an email from website B saying "

If you want to use this link you have to state below the link  that is
taken from Website B. In any other case it is forbidden to use the link.

To be honest I just took the links down and didn't even reply. (and I
didn't take it from website B, I found it on Google)

I personally am chuffed to bits when someone deeplinks to a page on my
site, it's good for both SEO and proves compeling content IMHO.

But I did then wonder.... Can you stop people linking to pages on your
site? Is there a good reason too?

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If you are presenting the page you link to inside a frame of your own,
so as to give the impression that it is your own content, there might
be.  But I don't think you were doing that.

Don't worry about it, just delete the link.  There are lots of weird
people in the world, life is too short to worry about their motivation.


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Nick Wedd    nick@maproom.co.uk

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I had someone ask in quite legal terms for a link to be taken down. It
was a plain text link to their site with no negative comments. It was
very strange imo...

The only other times I'd had link removal requests is when I posted a
link to a knitting pattern someone had made of a tv character>
Apparently the BBC are very strict about people doing craft stuff with
their characters.

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Link? :-D.

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