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RE: [whatwg] New work on fonts at W3C

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 12:51:26 +0200
To: "'Mikko Rantalainen'" <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>, <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: <whatwg@whatwg.org>
Message-ID: <26324BE9822C41CB972246982826982E@POCZTOWIEC>
A server serving documents containing references to content from other
sites, embedded or not, does not distribute that content.  It would only
redistribute in case of hot piping.  Some sites have a policy disallowing
publishing backdoor hyperlinks; the legal implications of such a policy are
questionable (it is a collision with the free speech principle), but it can
be applied if considered valid and enforceable.
Limiting browser access to cross-site resources does not prevent copyright
violation, at least not for images, because the publisher can use a
(possibly illegal) mirror; a Flash applet can figure out it is being served
from somewhere else and refuse to run but static content will display all
right.  The right answer to this problem, if it is really a problem, is to
embed licensing information into the resources themselves, as in EOT fonts.
IMHO,
Chris
Received on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 10:54:21 GMT

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