Interesting to see that Malcolm Coles’ recent blog post, which highlighted newspapers’ terms and conditions forbidding linking from their websites, has resulted in some action – outlined in the comments below the post.
Ian Douglas, head of digital production at Telegraph.co.uk says:
“Thanks for pointing this out. As you saw, we deleted it as soon as we heard about it. I’m afraid it say more about the relevance of Ts and Cs than the various papers’ attitude to linking.”
David Black, group director of digital publishing at Trinity Mirror, writes:
“Malcolm, Thanks for spotting this – it’s being fixed for Mirror.co.uk.”
Malcolm Coles has now followed up with another post – what other sites have these kinds of T&Cs banning links to their site? Full post at this link.