According to the Olympic Games, I can’t link to them in this article

According to the Olympic Games, I can’t link to them in this article

Well, this is certainly an interesting bit of information. According to Indexoncensorship, the Olympics have very strict policies on how you can link to their Internet Website Portal.

Check out this nugget from their stupid terms of use that I won’t be linking to, since I’d rather not get us sued (bold from TNW):

Links to the Site. You may create your own link to the Site, provided that your link is in a text-only format. You may not use any link to the Site as a method of creating an unauthorised association between an organisation, business, goods or services and London 2012, and agree that no such link shall portray us or any other official London 2012 organisations (or our or their activities, products or services) in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise objectionable manner. The use of our logo or any other Olympic or London 2012 Mark(s) as a link to the Site is not permitted. View our guidelines on Use of the Games’ Marks

So basically, if I were to say that the Olympic Games were boring as all hell, I couldn’t link to their website.


I’ve never heard of such a thing, or a rule, but it’s definitely worth noting. This is yet another example of censorship using such broad terms that it actually hurts a brand. For example, if I were to suggest that an athlete looks to be on the juice (using steroids), and I tweet out a link to something on the Olympics site, I can get in trouble.

Screw that, way to make sure that nobody links to your site ever. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments. Just don’t link to the Olympics site when doing so. Or something.

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