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

From: Wesley Felter <wesley@felter.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 14:15:19 -0500 (CDT)
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On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Jon Garfunkel wrote:

> 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.

I think it's going to happen. Check out these posts for a sample of how
the winds are blowing (I've seen half a dozen similar ones):

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/decentralization/message/3102
http://www.farces.com/farces/992816200/

Wesley Felter - wesley@felter.org - http://felter.org/wesley/
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