Boing Boing’s Linking Policy

By Deane Barker on April 6, 2005

Boing Boing has a linking policy: This sure beats that one for the Olympics last year.

Boing Boing doesn’t believe in linking policies. They’re dangerous, have no basis in law, and they break the norms that make the Web possible. They’re a wicked, stupid idea.

That said, if you believe in linking policies — that is, if you believe that people who make websites should be able to control who links to those sites and how — then have we got a policy for you:

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.

Gadgetopia

Comments

  1. So, that sounds like a linking policy to me. Does that mean that BoingBoing can no longer use any internal links?

    Damn these lawyeristic practices…

  2. “(other than a policy such as this one, created to deride and undermine the idea of linking policies)”

    I think that covers their own policy, no?

  3. It’s a good thing they’re not in control of the interlinking of neural nodes in the human brain. You might say (pun intended) the mind boggles over that one.

    Hmmm…

    Mike

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