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I was shocked. Of course, I had heard of this phenomenon before, but i had never seen it so blatant. The guy even claimed pages as his own work! as far as his visitors could tell, he had done it all without help from anyone. Yet he was using other people's bandwidth, he was "stealing" their pages and he was, well, obviously without any kind of ethics.
Needless to say, I didn't give him award. I also zipped off an email to webmasters whose sites had been "borrowed" so that they could rationally decide what needed to be done.
Linking to another site is perfectly legal, completely ethical and should be done without any considerations of any kind. The web is all about linking - referencing other material at will. The best thing you can do is link, link and link some more. To any and every WEB PAGE that you find useful (never, ever link directly to graphics or other multimedia - only to web pages).
On other hand, para-siting (or framing, as it is commonly called) another person's site without permission is unethical. It confuses visitors to your site and it steals bandwidth. It's even worse to attempt to pretend web site being framed is your own.
The moral of story - stay ethical on internet.
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