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Social and Legal Impact of XLinks

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 16:36:27 -0500
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To: xlxp-dev@fsc.fujitsu.com
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
On Thursday, March 23, 2000 at the SD Expo West conference in San 
Jose, California there will be a panel discussion about "The Social 
and Legal Impact of XLinks" from 1:00-2:00 P.M. I'm currently 
recruiting panelists.

The abstract is:

Do you think the arguments, lawsuits, and threats over deep linking, 
framed sites, and image theft were bad? You haven't seen anything 
yet! XLinks, XPointers, and XFragments suggest a world in which 
information is routinely transcluded from one document to another, 
with or without permission. This panel will explore the vast 
potential for a linking system far more powerful than HTML's simple 
tag, and try and predict what sort of technical, social, legal and 
ethical challenges XML linking will present in the 21st century.

This abstract was written based on an earlier working draft of XLink 
that was a little more suggestive and controversial than the current 
draft (xlink:show="parsed" was particularly interesting) but the 
current working draft still allows a lot of room for interesting 

I'm looking for about 3-4 people who'd like to make their views about 
XLinks known to a fairly large audience. (I anticipate between 200 
and 400 attendees.) If you've thought about these issues, or you want 
to think about them, we'd like to have you. Ideally I'd like to 
arrange a diverse panel including both consumers and producers of 
intellectual property, lawyers and non-lawyers, academics and 
non-academics, W3C members and non-members alike.

If you'd like to participate, or if you know someone who would, 
please drop me private email at elharo@metalab.unc.edu. There's no 
payment for serving on the panel, but you will get a speaker's pass 
to the SDExpo conference which entitles you to attend all four days 
of the conference for free. You'll also get an invitation to the 
speakers' party, and assorted other parties throughout the week. 
Personally, I always find this conference to be a lot of fun. Let me 
know if you'd like to participate.

| Elliotte Rusty Harold | elharo@metalab.unc.edu | Writer/Programmer |
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