Thursday, February 18, 2010

No Thanks, Bloomie

Tried to get to the Bloomberg.com home page just now, but got this page instead:

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excerpt:

B. LINKING AND FRAMING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

YOU MAY NOT LINK TO OR FRAME THIS WEB SITE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN.

1. . Intellectual Property.
Upon linking to this Web site pursuant to the TOS, you will be granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free sub-license to use the BLOOMBERG mark owned by Bloomberg Finance L.P. solely for providing an underlined, textual link from your Web site to Bloomberg.com. No other use of Bloomberg's marks, names or logos is permitted without express written permission from BLP.

2. Restrictions on Linking to this Web Site.
Without limiting other provisions contained in our TOS, you may include a link(s) on your Web site to Bloomberg.com's publicly accessible Web pages (i.e., any Web page which does not require a login and password and/or restrict access). You may not link to Bloomberg.com any site containing an inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information that violates any applicable intellectual property, proprietary, privacy or publicity rights.

3. Restrictions on Framing Activities.
BLP is concerned about the integrity of this Web site when it is accessed in a manner solely determined by third parties or viewed in a setting solely created by third parties. Specifically, BLP is concerned with activities such as bringing up or presenting content of this Web site within another Web site ("framing"). In this regard, without limiting the provisions contained in our TOS, you may not frame any Web page from Bloomberg.com, except with our express written permission. Further, you may not archive, cache, or mirror any Bloomberg.com Web page or portions of a Web page. If you would like to use, reprint, frame, or redistribute any Bloomberg.com content other than as permitted herein, you must request permission from BLP by writing to FEEDBACK. Please include: (a) your name, e-mail address, and telephone number; (b) the name of your company; (c) the Web site address(es) where the proposed use will occur; and (d) specific details about the contemplated linking or framing activities, including the content or Web page(s) of this Web site which you would like to use.


Terms of Service for linking to their crap? No thanks, dudes. I'll get my contrary indicators elsewhere for now on.