Ha! ..and if there were true, one would need to post a message on their index page: "Welcome to our site - Please don't link to us so others can access our new product"
Wait - Even better let me go get a bunch of links to my Competitors site to knock’em out!
I don't think punishing a site for getting links right off is the case here in my opinion.
It’s bad business and will catch up with Google sooner or later. See: [webmasterworld.com...] I tried to start a thread around some of the silliness about Google's Sandbox, but I feel people are just too accepting these days, and tired of this topic. ;)