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Re: Ease of adoption

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:41:20 +0200
Cc: Wes Turner <wes.turner@gmail.com>, Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
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To: "Dawson, Laura" <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com>
Hi Laura:
First: I hope the subscribers of this list don't regard the whole discussion off-topic.

On Jul 29, 2013, at 7:18 PM, Dawson, Laura wrote:

> It occurs to me that there are also parallel arguments regarding DRM.
> "Making my content more accessible makes my content more accessible! OH NO

I think it is also important to tell adopters of Web vocabularies for marking up content that there is and will likely be no way to exert fine-grained control over what usages of the data are permitted, e.g. in the form of machine-readable licenses. That will not happen, because otherwise determining *what they are allowed to do with your data* will become as complicated for search engines and others as it was it was to *extract* it previously.

Thus, I am pretty sure that the big search engines will put a lot of effort into keeping up robots.txt as the red line between allowed and forbidden usage of Web content. 



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