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Re: Scoble gets it! + 2 possible FAQ questions

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2007 09:44:11 +0200
Message-ID: <4615FA4B.4040606@w3.org>
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
CC: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>

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Danny,

could you help me in the exact questions and answers that we could put
into the document? (I also looke at your response)

Q: Aren't there major copyright questions if the data in an integration
process are cached?

A: There is and there isn't. There is just the way the Web raises this
issue already; after all, documents browsed by a traditional browser are
usually cashed on the client side. And there isn't, because this does
not seem to have created major problems on the Web, and the Semantic Web
is not fundamentally different in this respect.

However, I am not sure how the issue of the metasearch applies for us at
all, nor can I really formulate the question for the Semantic Web. The
google terms cited at

http://www.calacanis.com/2007/04/05/metasearch-is-illegal-or-is-it/

seems to refer to an automatic querying of the search process of Google,
not metadata in general, so it seems to be very specific. I may not get
it, though...

Ivan

Danny Ayers wrote:
> 
> Iconic blogger Robert Scoble just announced "I finally get 'semantic'
> Web" after being shown a demo by Nova Spivack of Radar Network's
> stealth project.
> 
> http://scobleizer.com/2007/04/05/i-finally-get-semantic-web/
> 
> In responses I saw a couple of good questions -
> 
> [[
> I see two problems:
> 
>   1. All kinds of possible copyright questions, depending on what
> (and how much) gets cached
>   2. The "meta-search" objection that Jason Calacanis brings up
> ]]
> http://www.cincomsmalltalk.com/blog/blogView?showComments=true&printTitle=You_say_Tomato...&entry=3353229820
> 
> Calcanis -
> http://www.calacanis.com/2007/04/05/metasearch-is-illegal-or-is-it/
> 
> (There's a moral to the Scoble story - I've been pestering him for
> years, and all it took was one good demo. Showing not telling.)
> 
> Cheers,
> Danny.
> 

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