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Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Snap's Brainless Linking Policy
Boing Boing brings us Snap's linking policy:
Unless a User has a written agreement in effect with us which states otherwise, User may only provide a hyperlink to the Site on another Web site, if you comply with all of the following: (a) the link must be a text-only link clearly marked "" or ""; (b) the link must "point" to the URL "" and not to other pages within the Site; (c) the link, when activated by a User, must display the Site full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linking Web site; and (d) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link must not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with our name and trademarks or create the false appearance we are associated with or sponsor the linking Web site. Perfect Market reserves the right to revoke its consent to any link at any time in its sole discretion.
Wow. As they say, imagine if Google had such a policy, and you couldn't link to or do anything with Google pages. That would make half my posts "in violation". Personally, I'm a much bigger fan of Boing Boing's linking policy:
No site with a linking policy (other than a policy such as this one, created to deride and undermine the idea of linking policies) may link to Boing Boing. Ever.
Ha! I just realized that by linking to the linking policy, I violated the linking policy!

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