There is no difference between a "deep link" and a normal link, so the phrase "deep link" can be a misleading term. It usually refers to links to pages within a Web site, rather than links to a homepage. In several cases, publishers of commercial Web sites have argued that these so-called "deep links" to their sites are illegal. Proponents of linking rights argue that the freedom to link is supported by the fundamental architecture of the World Wide Web, and that technological solutions already exist to prohibit unwanted links.
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Deep Linking is Good Linking
Article by Jakob Nielsen in support of links that go directly to a site's interior pages.
Slashdot - New Orbitz Terms Prohibit Inbound Deep Linking
Discussion of linking restrictions.
"Deep Linking" in the World Wide Web
Supportive document from the World Wide Web Consortium. (September 11, 2003)
Germany: Deep Linking Lunacy Continues
Guest editorial against deep linking legislation. [The Register] (August 13, 2002)
Linking Threats Under the Radar?
Article reviewing recent scenarios of crack downs on deep linking. [CNet] (July 03, 2002)
Deep Linking = Deep Trouble?
Review of some legal threats against linking. [Dot Journalism] (May 31, 2002)
Can "Deep Linking" Lead to Deep Trouble?
Review of recent legal cases against linking to pages within Web sites. [InternetNews] (May 17, 2002)
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