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Re: An example of cross-jurisdictional complexity relating to copyright

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:04:10 -0400
Message-ID: <5000712A.4000503@arcanedomain.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>

On 7/13/2012 11:06 AM, Karl Dubost wrote:
> Gallimard, the publisher of Camus in France, has contacted [3] UQAC for them to  remove the Camus texts [2], but it is public domain in Canada. Instead the university decided to block the IP addresses coming from France to avoid any future troubles. That said, it is easily bypassed through proxies.

Thank you for the interesting example. I wonder if we should update the 
TAG's explanation of proxies at [1] to clarify that proxies may in some 
cases reside in a legal jurisdiction that is different from that of the 
client, the server, or both. In such cases, the use of the proxy might 
complicate questions relating to jursidiction, access, etc. Furthermore, we 
might note that in certain cases, users have been observed to employ 
proxies specifically for the purpose of circumventing access controls 
and/or tracking mechanisms.

Noah

[1] 
http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/publishingAndLinkingOnTheWeb-2012-01-04.html#Proxies
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