[thelist] Meta Name Key words

david braun david.braun at centralnet.ch
Mon Oct 30 08:58:02 CST 2000

the has been a lawsuit on this (in germany, afaik), where a antique-shop
used keywords of products he knew his concurrent used -wich he knew was
not on the web...

I'm not sure wether he was sued or not (I believe he was), but in any
case he had quite some trouble with lawyers and stuff... they were
rather picky at the detail that meta-information was not displayed
onscreen (onpage) but came to the conclision that even this information
had to somehow corrsepond with the sites content / the merchants


Adrian Fischer <adrian at logo-logic.com> schrieb am 30.10.2000:

> Hi Gang,
> This is more of an ethical thing .  When using key words how unethical would
> it be to use words the same as an competing site?  There are only so many
> descriptive words out there.  Could you get into some sort of trouble for
> it. I have seen the comments in here about people copying others site
> design.  Would you place this in the same boat?  Obviously you wouldn't just
> cut and paste from view source, and the odd additional word would be thrown
> in but what else can you do.  I could look in the thesaurus and come up with
> a shed load of words that mean the same or similar but that doesn't help in
> getting listed on search engines.
> Any comments would be appreciated.
> Adrian Fischer
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