Malcolm Coles points to absurd website terms and conditions, including one hotel and airline that actually forbids you to link to them.
RyanAir’s website terms and conditions (.pdf) says:
You may not establish and/or operate links to this website without the prior written consent of Ryanair
Coles’ rejoinder? “They probably charge you if you do.”
Radisson Edwardian hotels says
[Y]ou agree not to link your web site or any other third party web site to our web site without our express prior written consent. We reserve the right to disable links from any third party sites to our website
Yes, they actually say they have the right to disable your links! A team of hackers in the basement of one of their properties, ready to pounce!
Maybe it’s all just guerilla marketing reverse psychology? In which case I command thee: do not link to this blog post! (Err… you can if you want to.)
(HT: Marginal Revolution)