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Re: [web-annotation] Privacy Interest Group (PING) review

From: BigBlueHat via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:58:03 +0000
To: public-annotation@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-210493638-1460732282-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
"The issue of harassment" is about publication, not annotation.

Annotation is initially a singular, personal action (it may stay in 
your browser, or in that book you bought last year). Until you publish
 it, your evil side notes don't effect anyone and can't therefore be 
consider "harassment." Once published, however, the story changes.

Publication spaces (i.e. annotation social networks such as Genius and
 Hypothes.is) come with (necessary) community guidelines. One of those
 could (and usually do) include "un-publishing" and/or moderating 
annotations that run afoul of those guidelines. The user's right to 
*annotate* however should not be prohibited, though their ability to 
*publish* may be curtailed based on the guidelines set by the specific

At the very least, we need to keep the act of "annotating" separate 
from the act of "publishing."

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