Don’t link to us: part two
So having uncovered all those newspapers ordering you not to link to them, who else is there ...? (Update Fri 13th: Apple added).
It would seem websites with terms and conditions forbidding you linking to them are common - including the Association of Online Publishers (see below). What with them and all the sites that don't link out fairly, it's a surprise there is any 'net' in the internet ...
Royal Mail: written consent keeps them in business?
"You may not create a link to any page of this website without Royal Mail's prior written consent."
Association of Online Publishers: Sure the name is right?!?
"You are not entitled to ... link ... or deep link [the site] in any other Website without the express written permission of AOP."
Apple: Et tu? You can't even bookmark ...
Channel 4.com: home page only
"links to the Site must be direct to the channel4.com or e4.com homepage"
Manchester united: Red card to links
"You agree not to ... establish a link to this website from any other website, intranet or extranet site without the Club's prior written consent" (Not really a UK club either, says Google)
Rightmove.co.uk: no links
UK's no 1 property search: "You must not include links to this Site in any other website without our prior written consent."
BBC Active: no links
"Users are not entitled to ...Â deep-link ... withoutÂ express permission"
Money Saving Expert: keep away
"Any site or service that links to our site ... may link only to our homepage unless we have given you our prior written consent"
EDF Energy: Out, out damned link
"You are not entitled to ...Â deep-link [this website] on any other website without the express written permission of EDF Energy."
Vodafone: keep away
"YouÂ ... are not allowed to ... include or create links (including deep-links) to or from the Content and/or the Service"
Ticketweb: no links
"You also agree not to deep-link to the Site for any purpose, unless specifically authorised by TicketWeb to do so."
MTV: 'fraid not
"The information and materials must not be used for any other purpose without our express written permission. For example, you are not allowed ... to deep-link ... without our prior written consent. "
Talk Talk: Uh huh
"TalkTalk gives no authority (whether implied or express) to deep link to ... any of the content ... without the express agreement of TalkTalk."
"you must not create a link to any part of our website other than the home pages at www.which.co.uk and www.whichcompare.co.uk unless you have obtained prior written permission from the editor of Which? Online" (that used to me by the way ... I hope I didn't sign these off!)
Barclays Premier League: Links are yellow carded
"You may provide links to the Website provided they go to the home page only."