Advertising On Web Sites [C6]


Many institutions are considering providing advertisements on their Web sites. But is this allowable under the rules governing use of the JANET network? Even if it is, is it desirable. On the one hand users may expect University Web sites to reflect their neutral stance and to be unencumbered by advertising. On the other hand, advertising can generate much needed revenues for institutions and, judging by the popularity of commercial Web sites such as Yahoo! and Amazon, users appear to be happy to make use of such Web sites.

In this session participants will have the opportunity to discuss these issues and the requirements of an implementation policy.