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Re: European court reaches verdict with profound impact in Internet

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 09:34:37 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <1400344477.11796.YahooMailBasic@web122904.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>
To: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>, Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>
Cc: "janowicz@ucsb.edu" <janowicz@ucsb.edu>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>

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On Sat, 5/17/14, Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de> wrote:

 > But there is a way out of the verdict and it involves
 novel use of linked data and semantic web technologies.
 
 I very much doubt that triples can help here.

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I agree, Michael, but would further like to point something out which is relavent to legal proceedings in the current age, and for evermore:

Sometime in the late 1800's the ability of a practitioner of Natural Science disciplines to read everything ever published in that discipline was exceeded - long before any of us were born.

When did this happen with the Law ?  Never, of course, the Law is bemoaned as "behind the times".
When did this happen with Computer Science ?  Never, of course, all Computer Science is "cutting edge".

"Contempt of Microbiology" is not an offense because Microbiology is not a legal argument.  On the other hand, reckless handling of a pathogen contrary to accepted standards is an offense. The scope of the Search Engine business is Computer Science.  To repeatedly make laughable legal argument about the Search Engine Business "in vacuo" is contempt for the Court and contempt for us all.  

Cheers,
Gannon
Received on Saturday, 17 May 2014 16:35:09 UTC

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