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Re: [use case] Web Payments CG Use Cases 1.0 integrated into wiki

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:55:41 -0500
Message-ID: <547B763D.50002@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca>, Web Payments IG <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>, Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 11/30/2014 02:38 PM, Joseph Potvin wrote:
> For clarification, copyright addresses the expression of an idea,
> not at all an idea itself. In the hypothectical scenario you raise,
> all that would be required would be to accurately paraphrase the
> earlier version of the text, to say exactly the same thing, or to
> keep the text as-is, but put quotation marks around it and provide
> attribution to the orginal source.

Yep, exactly. Although, copyright is the smaller concern. The larger
concern is having something in the use cases that has some sort of
business process patent around it. Again, the likelihood of there being
a problem is vanishingly small, and even if there were, there are
multiple ways of addressing those sorts of issues via W3C Process.

-- manu

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