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Re: Business Week and Deep Linking

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 11:19:23 -0700
Message-Id: <EB8247FA-7D58-4D82-A5A7-3BE7A7AD1740@yahoo-inc.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com

IANAL, but I think they're prohibiting you from using a Web browser  
("computer code" as well as "any program... process or  
methodology"... "to access, acquire...").

I especially like #3;

> 3. obtain or attempt to obtain through any means any materials or  
> information on BWOL that has not been intentionally made publicly  
> available either by public display on BWOL or through accessibility  
> by a visible link on BWOL;

So, now I'm a mind-reader ("intentionally")?



On 2006/08/28, at 9:54 AM, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:

>
> I was considering the free signup to Business Week content.    
> Checking the
> terms of service at [1] I see:
>
> "2. use or attempt to use any "deep-link," "scraper," "robot," "bot,"
> "spider," "data mining," "computer code" or any other automated  
> device,
> program, tool, algorithm, process or methodology or manual process  
> having
> similar processes or functionality, to access, acquire, copy, or  
> monitor
> any portion of BWOL, any data or content found on or accessed through
> BWOL, or any other BWOL information without prior express written  
> consent
> of BW;"
>
> I suppose these folks haven't been reading TAG findings such as  "Deep
> Linking" in the World Wide Web [2].  So, I guess I won't sign up  
> for their
> content after all.  Quite ironically, I would have a loot harder time
> helping you find the context for the (fair use) quote above if I  
> had not
> been able to link directly to the copyright page at [1].
>
> Noah
>
> [1] http://www.businessweek.com/copyrt.htm
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/deeplinking.html
>
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> Noah Mendelsohn
> IBM Corporation
> One Rogers Street
> Cambridge, MA 02142
> 1-617-693-4036
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Mark Nottingham
mnot@yahoo-inc.com
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