I wish people would stop doing really dumb things "for my protection". Take, for example, the Olympic Games 2004 hyperlink policy, which asks me to register with them (giving a description of my site and a reason for linking - does recursive pointing out of link policies count?). But obviously.
An article with more comment, and states that the "organizers use software [?] that searches for links and checks if permission was requested". Let's see if Google take down this blog now, then. (Or maybe it's only those who link to the main Olympics page.)