Linking policy

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CNET News linking policy

CNET News believes strongly in the utility of hyperlinks, which allow anyone to point directly to content, whether on the same site or an external site. CNET News uses hyperlinks to give the reader easy access to additional information or original source material.

CNET News links directly to external resources. Direct links save time for our readers. Where space allows, we attribute the link to its source, to help readers gauge for themselves the value of the content at the destination.

When linking to CNET News content--or any CNET Networks content--please observe similar practices, as a courtesy and (in some instances) a legal necessity.

Please DO:
• Link to CNET News content directly. CNET News encourages direct links. As stated clearly on the CNET Networks Permissions page: "You may link from another site to CNET Networks' online content including reviews, articles, features, video and audio clips."

• Observe all copyright laws. Here is the CNET Networks copyright information.

• You are welcome to use the title or headline of the article to which you are linking, as long as you link directly to the article. To make this process even easier, CNET News offers Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds of our stories here. .

Please DO NOT:
• Use a CNET News headline to link anywhere but directly to the CNET News story.

• Attribute a link on your site to CNET News and then link somewhere else.

• Write and link to a summary of the CNET News story that exceeds fair use guidelines.

• Frame the CNET News story or otherwise present the content as your own.

• Use any images from CNET News stories on your site.

If you have any questions about this policy, please ask.