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 Danish company Krak charges for links

Krak, a  mapping company in Denmark enables users to input a company name, address, telephone number etc and the service brings you up a map with a little dot showing where on the map this address is. Their terms and conditions state that they will charge money for links to one of their map pages without permission. Following stories on Digg’s front page the company changed its terms and they no longer charge a blogger for linking to a map, as long as they are not for profit, and providing they ask permission first.

There is also a court case underway between Gauguin (an auctioneer house) and As O'Flaherty, the person who has covering this the most (in the English Language at puts it, "if Krak win this court case then it will be legal for any company to hide a linking policy away deep on their site and then hand out bills for any amount of money they want."




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