Friday, February 06, 2004

Dept. of Hotlinking

Don't link to us!

"Chicago Mercantile Exchange demands a written license agreement from everyone who uses a link to CME's web site -- as far as I can tell, that includes anyone who merely clicks on a link to the site. (If you don't believe me, read the CME Web Site Terms and Conditions. Those terms describe hyperlinks to CME's web site as "brand features" that may be used only as explicitly licensed by CME -- "All specific uses of any CME Brand Features must be approved in advance by CME." The license may be requested by telephone or mail, and CME says it typically responds within 10 business days.)"

A blog telling the most stupid restricting policies of hyperlinking. There's somewhat a totally chock to read how bizniz' is trying to control people's use of the <a href>-code. Not only idiotic - it's really a crime against the whole idea of Internet.

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