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Re: Backlash vs. Third-Party Annotations from MS Smart Tags

From: Jon Garfunkel <jgarfunk@genuity.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 13:47:12 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.20010618134712.00f99df0@bur-mbx1.genuity.com>
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At 01:24 PM 6/17/2001 -0500, Wesley M. Felter wrote:
>BTW, I don't think it's accurate to say that annotation can't be
>prevented. Annotation software developers can only fight off so many
>lawsuits before they go bankrupt.

Huh? Have their been any annotation lawsuits? By whom, over what? I still
think that the "grafitti" complaint is spurrious, aside from the cases
where offensive or libelous content is annotated on.

The courts, at least in the U.S., just don't allow a technology to be
killed. If the technology has some social value, some vendors work with the
gov to meet the guidelines established for its use.

Jon

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