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Fast Company's linking policy

Links and Law has already reported about linking policies that try to restrict the "right to link" in the past. Maybe you remember the list of "stupid" linking policies Sorkin, associate professor of law at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, put on his website. I also contributed to the discussion with a list of German websites that request permission for hyperlinks.


Currently the linking policy of Fast Company deserves some closer scrutiny. It expected people who want to link to their site to fax a permission form to their legal department! Shortly after reports about the linking policy hit the net, Fast Company amended it. Their Contacts and Customer Service website now states:


"Fast Company permits links to the Web site. However, Fast Company reserves the right to withdraw permission for any link and requests that you not link for any impermissible purpose or in a manner that suggests that Fast Company promotes or endorses your Web site. does not allow framing of its Web site content."




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