[Foundation-l] Dealing with Live-mirrors

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Wed May 30 12:48:52 UTC 2007

On 30/05/07, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> On May 30, 2007, at 3:13 AM, Brock Weller wrote:
> > We do not, nor should not, place advertising on our content,
> > whether its
> > only displayed on some connections or not. If others want to, ok,
> > but we
> > dont, because we create that content, and it gives the illusion of
> > endorsement. This is a no go, in my eyes.
> I don't find this argument to be particularly compelling.  This is
> people who are hot-loading our content and
> displaying it on other websites, under their own branding.  Why
> should we not, rather than blocking this activity,
> find a way to benefit from it?

We do. We block it and ask them to pay us :-)

In a practical sense, I feel the benefit of adding advertising to
these live mirrors would be outweighed by the negative reaction, but
that's just a gut feeling.

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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