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Re: No discussion of patents, was Re: Social AUTH Patent

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:31:46 +0000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok2Zyh3-dbY-s4RdR4wg+pH1itE99Wkj7tocJ4qKvBn7tA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>, "public-webid@w3.org" <public-webid@w3.org>
I honestly had no idea about these issues. I've followed up locally with
other lawyers who I work with, they didn't understand either.

Sando, in no small way, is a guru. It was upsetting corrapondence to
receive, which, subject to good faith, may have been responded to with an
explaination, IMHO.

Legal ontology / data-rights ontology might be able to graph such
considerations, as to ensure the rule of law in all juristions plays a more
important role.

That way perhaps such issues could result in the piece being hidden from
view to U.S. citizens, where issues apply.

A bit like the fb timeline being selective, just different.

Apologies again. Hope it's all not deleted, and some context inserted to
give reason for censorship undertaking, et.al.

On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 at 12:24 am, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
wrote:

> On 08/06/2015 06:50 PM, Timothy Holborn wrote:
> > I'm Australian. Are you not allowed to read about knowledge in the
> > U.S.?
> >
> > I have no awareness of the fears embodied within the breach of best
> > practices, and certainly don't like that the first email from you to
> > me, being scornful.
>
> Hey Tim, I don't think there was any scorn intended. Sandro is,
> rightfully, trying to protect the various groups dealing in this space.
> If we were to have read the patent material that you had linked to, it
> could expose the hundreds of mailing list participants to treble
> damages[1]. There is a big difference in being sued for $5M USD and $15M
> USD. :)
>
> We absolutely should not read any patents or link to them in any of the
> standards-based work we're doing. It has nothing to do w/ what /you/ can
> do (your rights aren't being limited). It has to do with what you're
> exposing the rest of the group to (in the US).
>
> -- manu
>
> [1]
> http://www.iplawalert.com/2013/03/articles/patent/treble-damages-for-willful-patent-infringement-become-elusive/
>
> --
> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> blog: Web Payments: The Architect, the Sage, and the Moral Voice
> https://manu.sporny.org/2015/payments-collaboration/
>
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