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Hijacking affiliate links 
4th-Mar-2010 02:32 pm - Hijacking affiliate links
Skittish Eclipse
I've been given a heads up that has done some excellent sleuthing and investigation into hijacked LJ affiliate links:

What is LJ doing to my links?
What is LJ doing to my links? Part 2
What is LJ doing to my links? Part 3

Expect this post to be update through the day as I find out more and come up with a good summary.

ETA: No good summary, but I feel like I should say code got taken down, etc etc, business as usual.
5th-Mar-2010 12:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, (iii) pretty much gives them an out there, doesn't it. Gotta love those big blocks of lawyerese nobody ever reads, that say "we can update this any time we like without notice and you agree to it by just continuing to use the site"!
5th-Mar-2010 12:53 am (UTC)
Pretty much! It may not be ACTUALLY legally binding, but you'll have to pay a lawyer to find out, and I don't think a lotta people are going to do that about one month of affiliate link revenue. I mean, malware gets served in the ads, too, and there's nothing to be done about that, either.
(no subject) - Anonymous - 2010-03-05 03:39 am (UTC)
5th-Mar-2010 09:00 am (UTC)
Also, LJ authorized this script, in theory, without actually looking into what it did. Thus, (iii) doesn't apply. At least, so it seems to my admittedly unofficial brain. (v) probably does apply in the fact it's a CYA clause, but still.
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