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Re: "Right to Link" In the News

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:29:55 -0400
Message-ID: <5235E083.7090105@oracle.com>
To: "Appelquist Daniel (UK)" <Daniel.Appelquist@telefonica.com>
CC: www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>, Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>
Hi Dan:
For some reason I cannot find the article even though I have a NY Times subscription!
Could you send the title of the article so that I could search for it?

The blog I wrote about Linking http://malhotrasahib.blogspot.com/2013/07/linking-and-law.html
goes a bit further in making the analogy between linking and free speech.

This work stalled because we did not get a clear idea of the message the W3C wanted to send and
the form it should be sent.  If we can get some direction on this, I'm happy to do more work on it.
All the best, Ashok

On 9/10/2013 3:53 AM, Appelquist Daniel (UK) wrote:
> Related to the TAG's work on publishing and linking on the Web, I read the
> following with some alarm in this morning's paper:
>
> http://nyti.ms/17Qdf8H
>
> #RightToLink is trending on Twitter in relation to this.
>
> Wendy – the TAG made an attempt to tackle this space in order to provide
> fodder for a "friend of the court" document for cases such as this. The
> result was the following:
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/publishing-linking/
>
> …which unfortunately did not go far enough (in my view) in articulating a
> connection between linking and freedom of expression.
>
> In this case reported in the NY Times, considering the "chilling effect"
> of the legal restriction of linking, does it make sense for W3C to weigh
> in, and if so could we adapt some of the thinking in this document to do
> so, from a perspective of clarifying Web architecture.
>
> Thanks,
> Dan Appelquist
> TAG Co-Chair
>
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