There are people out there – including people with PhDs, and judges – who do not understand that internet linking is basically a form of citation. It is ridiculous to think that people should ask permission to link to someone’s work on the web, or that the linker is somehow responsible to what they have linked to.
There is a huge learning curve for many people here, and isn’t it grand that we have librarians like Devon Greyson on Social Justice Librarian to begin the task of overcoming the curve? This is just one small example of the tremendous need for information literacy. Librarians, I think we will have our work cut out for us, for some time to come.