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Re: tracking-ISSUE-93: Should 1st parties be able to degrade a user experience or charge money for content based on DNT? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance]

From: Aleecia M. McDonald <aleecia@aleecia.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:21:47 -0400
Message-Id: <B55F36F4-F878-44F0-BC75-840FF6F278F7@aleecia.com>
To: Tracking Protection Working Group WG <public-tracking@w3.org>
To be clear: this was an issue that came up on the call today, not an invitation to try to resolve it right now. We were recording it for later resolution. 

	Aleecia

On Oct 19, 2011, at 4:09 PM, Mike Zaneis wrote:

> I agree with JC.  Some companies already block users from their sites who use ad blocking technologies because it fundamentally impairs their ability to monetize their content.  If we use a broad definition of tracking, similar to the FTC's definition, then we will be potentially impacting over 80% of the online ad market.  Publishers and content owners have every right, in fact have fundamental rights, to offer their goods and services as they see fit.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-tracking-request@w3.org [mailto:public-tracking-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of JC Cannon
> Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:45 PM
> To: Tracking Protection Working Group WG
> Subject: RE: tracking-ISSUE-93: Should 1st parties be able to degrade a user experience or charge money for content based on DNT? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance]
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> Companies already charge customers because they cannot make enough money from advertising or other sources. Why would this be any different?
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> JC
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-tracking-request@w3.org [mailto:public-tracking-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tracking Protection Working Group Issue Tracker
> Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12:05 PM
> To: public-tracking@w3.org
> Subject: tracking-ISSUE-93: Should 1st parties be able to degrade a user experience or charge money for content based on DNT? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance]
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> tracking-ISSUE-93: Should 1st parties be able to degrade a user experience or charge money for content based on DNT? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance]
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> http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/track/issues/93
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> Raised by: Aleecia McDonald
> On product: Tracking Definitions and Compliance
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> [Note: raised by Carmen, who is working through W3C paperwork]
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> We would be leery of first parties being able to penalize consumers (for example, with a pay wall, blocking content entirely, or perhaps by other means) because consumers implemented Do Not Track.
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