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March 2nd, 2005, 11:41 AM #1
Autolinks and Liability
- Join Date
- January 21st, 2005
I state that some links take the user to another site over which I have no control and attempt to absolve myself of responsibility for whatever may be encountered on other websites. I also state that my links go to partner sites, and that I have evaluated their site behavior and marketing practices, and that I feel they can be trusted.
Now Google wants to put links on my pages that could go anywhere, and I have no knowledge of them. What about liability issues? Could I be held responsible for things that happen on those unknown sites?
There are so many other ways that unknown links get put on your pages. I never even thought about the other ones like TopText or parasite popups, etc. until the uproar over Autolinks.
I'm thinking about adding a statement to my TOU to try to limit liability for actions of some third party. Any thoughts on the legal risk of third parties sticking stuff on your website?
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