Thursday, July 01, 2010

Council of Missing Links

Russell Brown has a look at various absurd website Terms & Conditions:
The Copyright Council of New Zealand goes a step or two further. It forbids anyone to link to the terms and conditions in which it is explained that you are forbidden to link to the site. And don't even bother asking:
We do not permit direct linking to information sheets or other documents.
Ever, apparently. Because who knows where we'd be if information got out.
You may provide a direct link to our home page, and/or to other pages on our website, but first, please contact us to request permission.
They undertake to respond to any such requests "within 1 to 5 working days." No, I'm not joking.
That's right. It forbids anyone to link to this page without their explicit written permission. Morons.