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RE: linking? RE: Proposal for 3.4 Success Criteria

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 07:07:22 -0400 (EDT)
To: Joel Sanda <joels@ecollege.com>
cc: "''David Woolley ' '" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, "''w3c-wai-gl@w3.org ' '" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0108060701040.25306-100000@tux.w3.org>
No, I think that it is fantastic to use existing content where that is
available and suitable (copyright, size of resource, etc). Just that there
needs to be something clearly pointing out what is being linked to, and that
needs to meet 3.4 itself.

(aside: Dave has discussed the problem of embedding content, and I think the
legal issues are fairly clear - it is an attempt to create new content that
uses old content and it runs the risk of falling foul of "fair use" laws and
of laws on "moral rights" - the legal right of content producers in some
countries to say how content they have produced can be used. On a case by
case basis these things have answers which are very similar to the answers
about whether a teacher can provide photocopies of material to a class. As it
happens I think it is a bad thing to illegally copy material and distribute
it, but I applaud the many organisations and individuals who produce content
and explicitly allow that to be done - for example by providing appropriate
terms in their copyright conditions.)



On Sun, 5 Aug 2001, Joel Sanda wrote:

  Would that mean dropping the linking criteria from  3.4 as it's now written?
  That's tough, I think, for a number of reasons:

cmn agreed
  I don't mean "only" linking - but giving designers and writers the
  opportunity to use appropriate and available existing content, linked in to
  their site, 3.4 becomes much more realistic.
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