Australians Can Be Fined $11,000 Per Day For Linking Out

Mar 17, 2009 - 8:51 am 3 by
Filed Under Link Building

The Sydney Morning Herald reports the Australian communications regulator said you can be fined $11,000 per day for linking to sites that are on their banned list. This is going to begin shortly, even though there is a lot of criticism over the news.

Link building has never been so scary, or has it? ;-)

It seems like this blacklist is a secret and the sites you are not allowed to link to, well - are only known to the regulators. So if you do link to one of these sites, you may not even know it and you may be fined for it. I assume most of the links are illegal sites, such as child pornography and the like, but some may not be that obvious, as watchdog groups claim.

A WebmasterWorld thread has comments on this new regulation.

So lemme get this straight, if your site is hosted in Australia, you are not allowed to link to these 1300+ sites, but they're not going to tell you who they are?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

 

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