Joined: Jan. 2008
||Posted: Feb. 03 2008,09:23
I will put in one more two cents worth, and it might only be worth that two cents.
In my experience, crosslinking. Take the high road. Tell your compitition 'If you link to me i will link to you". When the consumer is given multiple options, it causes healthy compitition. The end user will choose which product is most useful to them and it will prosper. The inferior products will dissapear into obscurity.
I have a very specific instance that may or may not apply to this. I started a web-site for a rural community that relied on tourism for a large part of it's income. A large part of this site was photos I took on my digital camera. As I understand it, I have substantial rights to these photos even if i do not place a copyright notice on them. I did place copyright notices on the pages they were presented on. without my knowlege, another person started a website proomoting tourism in the same community. He took my original photos from my site to start his site with out even telling me untill a month later. He then called me up and said 'I hope you don't mind that I used your photos'. Do you, at his point, see where i could have, very reasonably, pursued my ip rights, have taken him for everyting he owed, will ever own, and any future income? Instead, we came to an agreement,in less then 5 minutes, the photos he used would bear my copyright and link to my site and we would cross-link on our homepages. And the supperior product prevailed. Even though he stole my intelecual property,I always came out higher in search engine rankngs and traffic.
This might or might not apply to the situation at hand. Its my 2 cents worth.
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