Deep Linking Again
from the please.--make-it-stop dept
We already pointed out that the deep linking question has returned lately – but I was just hoping it was a European thing, and that folks in the US had realized that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with deep linking. Instead, here’s a story about a newspaper in Dallas that has told another site to stop deep linking to their articles. This is still ridiculous. If they don’t want people linking to them they should get off the web. This guy is sending them more traffic. Even if they don’t like what he’s saying, it’s stupid to tell people they’re infringing on copyright by linking to them. Also, what I really don’t understand about any of these cases is why they don’t just use a technology solution. It’s easy enough to block all links from a certain location if they’re so stupid to want to turn away traffic.