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Re: [CTG]: Novarra going for mobile sites too

From: Tom Hume <tom.hume@futureplatforms.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:56:11 +0000
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To: Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group WG <public-bpwg@w3.org>


The point has been raised many times and challenged by parties more  
qualified to give a legal opinion than yourself: Rigo Wenning, Legal  
Counsel of the W3C asserted that the existence of, and respect for, no- 
transform allows content providers to express their wish to avoid  
transformation. Content owners have rights: they can be protected.

I believe that last time I pointed this out, you asserted that your  
own opinion of the legalities should take priority, saying "in that  
particular case, I believe I am more qualified than Rigo. A lawyer can  
say that there must be a way for websites to tell transcoders not to  
transcode them, but he cannot be more qualified than me in saying what  
those ways should be"[1]


[1] See http://wapreview.com/blog/?p=1837

On 12 Feb 2009, at 13:39, Luca Passani wrote:

>  Content owners have rights too and must be respected. This point I  
> raised several times and nobody ever challenged it (they just  
> ignored it and kept arguing about users)

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