Screw You, LOCOG

So, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited say they will only let you link to their site if you have good things to say about them. From their “linking policy” on their site:

“a. 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.”

Screw that, breadheads! Let’s all join in the fun!

LOCOG! I think you’ve ruined ┬áspirit of the Olympic games by selling sport to the highest bidder. You’ve reduced London to a “brand”, and turned what should have been a joyful, open event of international co-operation into a paranoid thicket of legal restrictions and controlling urges for the sake of unaccountable multi-national corporations, lawyers and the military-industrial complex. I’m sure Jim Jong-Il would be proud of your linking policy, so I’m linking to you right now, arseholes!

(See also BoingBoing)

(Oh and Strong Verse, and TechDirt)