I saw this on friday and couldn’t belive my eyes, and I have been using the time since I saw the news about the Danish Court decision to make a pre-luminary injunction against the search engine Newsbooster.com for the use of direct linking to try to find words of how stupid I think the whole thing is.
I am afraid I need to resort to using bad language to state how it makes me feel.
Its fucking stupid. Its ignorant, it screams of ignorance to how the web really works. And it makes me feel like telling the danish newspapers behind the lawsuit to get off the fucking web, because obviously they do not want to be a part of it.
The whole web is based on links. Or deep links that they prefer to call them. I am right there with Dave Winer when he calls “deep linking” an oxymoron. You only have one type of linking on the web – and that is linking directly to web pages.
What makes the court decision even more ridiculous is that there exists a number of ways to make sure that search engines does not index your content (after all this was a case against a search engines actually doing its job indexing web pages), there also exists ways of redirecting visitors coming from external sites to your own homepage if you are allergic to “deep links”:
I really hope this doesn’t catch on.
[Via Dave Winer]