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RE: [whatwg] Creative Commons Rights Expression Language

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 19:49:01 +0200
To: "'Ben Adida'" <ben@adida.net>, "'Bonner, Matt'" <matt.bonner@hp.com>
Cc: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, "'Dan Brickley'" <danbri@danbri.org>, "'Tab Atkins Jr.'" <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "'Henri Sivonen'" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FC8743AAE6884FDA935ECE4BA3F365E4@POCZTOWIEC>

I understand that it may be useful to skim through permissions attached to
the images displayed; however, such information would be provided for the
end user only and would not need special markup.  I imagine it could be
extracted and added to the document automatically (perhaps on the fly).
Bots should be able to get the complete structured usage information from
the images themselves.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Adida [mailto:ben@adida.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 5:55 PM
To: Bonner, Matt
Cc: Kristof Zelechovski; 'Julian Reschke'; 'Ian Hickson'; 'Dan Brickley';
'Tab Atkins Jr.'; 'Henri Sivonen'; www-archive@w3.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Creative Commons Rights Expression Language

Bonner, Matt wrote:
> It seems like (again, as I think Chris was saying) that each document 
> should be solely responsible for its own license information. Why repeat
> those data in a new page rather than simply have link to the original
> page like we've all been doing in HTML since the beginning?

So, take for example a Flickr photo listing page, with 20 photos on the
page. It would be quite useful if that page gave the license for each
photo, so you can very quickly tell which are usable for commercial
purposes, for example. (And you need to associate the licensing info
with the region on the page you care about, because the program can't
tell you which photos are good, only your eye can.)
Received on Tuesday, 26 August 2008 17:55:50 UTC

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