Deep linking

Doc Searls and John Dowdell is two of many that have picked up on the interesting linking policy over at

What are organizations thinking when they start to tell people to ask for permission before linking? And what are they doing about various search engines, such as Google? Not to mention, what legal options do they have to enforce their prohibition to link to


Wired have an article about and their deep linking policy as well as the response from the weblog community.

[Update II]

A lot of people have been writing to to protest their stupid linking policy, their response is possibly even more mind boggeling than the policy.

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