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Re: Concepts doc review (legal review)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 11:03:14 -0600
To: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: RDFCore Working Group <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-id: <1041872594.26445.43.camel@dirk.dm93.org>

On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 10:28, Jan Grant wrote:
> - Be really bloody careful here. Libel law (in the UK at least) does not
> 	observe the de re/de dicto distinction; publishing a libellous
> 	statement with qualifications or in quotes may constitute libel
> 	itself. Don't write anything that might be construed as quasi-
> 	legal advice into something published by the W3C (or get
> 	someone with a legal head to check it first).

I got a lawyer (Danny W.) to look at the concepts stuff a while
back; he was OK with the legal stuff there.

I'm pretty sure I sent mail to the WG saying so...
darn; searching for the keywords I think I would have
used (Weitzner, rdfms-assertion) suggests I didn't.

I haven't seen any changes that suggest he should look at
it again, though I haven't been following very closely.

But I'm fairly confident we're OK here.

EricM, if you're not, please get Danny to review it
again after last call.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Monday, 6 January 2003 12:04:01 UTC

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