Fascinating post surveying the linking policies of UK public sector websites. I particularly liked the London Fire Brigade site which operates one of the most restrictive linking policies in existence, banning deep-linking and threatening “further action” for “breach” of this “legal restriction” if you’ve not informed LFB you’ve linked to their site:
If you provide hyperlinks to this Website, you agree that you…
* shall not link to an internal page of this Website that is located one or several levels down from the home page or bring up or present Content of this Website on another website without our prior written permission; shall not link to a website that is not owned by you;
* shall inform us in writing of the link; and
* shall immediately discontinue the link if instructed to do so by us.
Something for Tom Watson, I think.
Thanks to Tony Hirst for the original link.