License to Link

Brian writes \",1367,40850,00.html
Wired News has a story about news sites charging fees for the right to link to articles.

This is a funny story, apparently thinks they have the ability to get $50 from people who link to sites they \"protect\". One of those sites, The Albuquerque Journal, when asked about the $50, says -
\"I don\'t know. We certainly wouldn\'t go after you. We link to other sites. We encourage people to link to us.\"