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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000733.txt from 2001/07

From: "Mark Charette" <charette@-----.org>
Subj: Re: [kl] Strange links in web pages
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 12:16:44 -0400

Jim,
You probably downloaded an annoying piece of software (there are a number of
them) that examines the pages and provides "suggested" links. It's also
called "annotation software". It's normally downloaded and installed under
the guise of "Internet advisor" or "Internet search helper" or something
like that. It may be illegal under copyright laws; there are a couple of
cases being heard currently concerning this software because it modifies the
pages being viewed and that may infringe on the copyright.

Check your installed software and try & figure out which one you agreed to
use.

Lotsa luck (and a reminder to read the fine print every time to agree to
install some software or use some service!)

Mark C.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Hobby" <jhobby@-----.net>
Subject: [kl] Strange links in web pages

> I've recently noticed that no matter where I go on the web, I find words
> underlined with hypertext links to places or subjects that have nothing to
> do with the subject -- or I should say, nothing relevant. Examples:
>
> A few days ago, I was searching the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
> (Nothing academic; a point of curiosity.) There were links in some of
those
> web pages to places selling everything from scholarly research material to
> tourist-trap type models.
>
> Today I clicked on the link from the klarinet digest to the web for
Clarinet
> Composer. In that, everywhere the words "classical music" appeared, they
> were underlined and were a link to BMG Music Club. Even in the track
> listing "Mendelssohn" had the same link.
>
> Are others getting this? Is this just another form of the anoying pop-up
> advertising?
>
> Jim Hobby
>
>
>
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