If a freelancer applies to do a job (on a freelance basis) and includes websites that they've done, do I as a buyer have the right to contact those websites and ask them about the person/work they did? Legally I believe I have the right, but I mean more in terms of ethics.
To the freelancers here, do you expect somebody to contact previous jobs you've done that you list, or only when you give explicit permission as with references.
* And no, this is not like contacting previous employers listed on your resume. This is different. Because I said so.