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Gold Medal for Stupid Linking Policy?
posted by scubacuda on Wednesday August 18, @03:07AM
from the "For-your-protection-and-ours" dept.
News Ott writes "There have always been reports about webmasters that don't like links pointing to their websites. First they sued – mostly because of deep links – and lost in many European countries (e.g. Austria, Germany) and in the USA - remember the Ticketmaster case? Then they tried to restrict the right to link with “stupid” linking policies and ridiculed themselves (the websites of Prof. Sorkin and Dr. Ott feature lists of companies that do so in the USA and in Germany). And are they getting smarter now? Guess not! Take a look at the official Olympic website and their Hyperlink policy: If you want to link to their site you have to send a request letter to the Internet Department stating e.g. a short description of your site, the url of your site, the publishing period (How about linking for three months?...) and the reason for linking (I always wanted to link to your site, I very much admire its content….)! And finally you are only allowed to use the term “ATHENS 2004” and no other term as the text referent,"

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    Gold Medal for Stupid Linking Policy? | Login/Create an Account | Top | 1 comments | Search Discussion
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    interesting point... (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 20, @02:19PM (#1601)
    you only have the right to use Athens 2004 if you read the english version, but you only have the right to use Athènes 2004 if you read the french one (and I'm to lazy to but the unicode of the greek one)

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