Olympics control

Techdirt has an article about the UK government's attempt to pass a law to limit advertisers from even mentioning the Olympics (England is hosting the 2012 summer games) or using Olympic related imagery. The IOC has always jealously guarded and controlled advertising and reporting of the Olympics, as it is a significant revenue source for them. They have, for example, allowed only very limited use of the Internet.

Another example of perhaps well intentioned but overreaching control.

Read the Techdirt post Read an article I wrote before the 2002 games

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