Well, you could consider that a bibliography and it is cool. The analogy is, of course, meaningless, as one cannot click on paper. But note that without the ability to quote others for free, newspapers themselves would be out of business. Not to mention TV “news.”
Who’s to say that anyone reading a snippet must click on it? The problem of working in the business of information is that — under copyright law — information itself cannot be owned; it is a commodity. I’ve written about that:

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