Thursday, August 19, 2004

These guys deserves to be mocked

I blogged last week on the IOC's "clean venue policy". But the ATHENS 2004 Organising Commitee came up with an even more stupid policy, the "hyperlink policy".

"For your protection and ours we have established a procedure for parties wishing to introduce a link to the ATHENS 2004 website on their site. By introducing a link to the ATHENS 2004 official Website on your site you are agreeing to comply with the ATHENS 2004 Website General Terms and Conditions. In order to place a link embedded in copy interested parties should:

a) Use the term ATHENS 2004 only, and no other term as the text referent

b) Not associate the link with any image, esp. the ATHENS 2004 Emblem (see paragraph below)

c) Send a request letter to the Internet Department stating:
Short description of site
Reason for linking
Unique URL containing the link (if no unique URL than just the main URL)
Publishing period
Contact point (e-mail address)"

Thanks to Rick E. Bruner for the pointer (via Media Culpa).